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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

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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