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Augustus Fricke

ca. 1795 Jean Pierre Henri Elouis Born: Caen, France 1755 Died: Caen, France 1840 watercolor on ivory sight 2 3/4 x 3 in. (7.0 x 7.5 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1950.7.10 Not currently on view


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Born in Krakow, Poland, in 1763, Augustus Fricke (or Fritsche) lived much of his adult life in Philadelphia. He was a cloth merchant, specializing in imported lace, and served in the Second City Troop in 1808. He applied for a passport in 1810, and lived in Havana until his death the following year from yellow fever.

Keywords

Portrait male - Fricke, Augustus - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Jean Pierre Henri Elouis

Born: Caen, France 1755 Died: Caen, France 1840

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