Theresa Diana Levesque
1810 Ambrose Duval Died: 1860 watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.59.2 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Ambrose Duval painted this portrait a few years after he arrived in New Orleans. It is not clear how he knew the young lady Theresa Diana Levesque, but she appears to have been a woman of fashion, and would have been nearly the same age as the artist.
Portrait female - Levesque, Theresa Diana - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor