Andre Joseph Villard

  • David Boudon, Andre Joseph Villard, 1810-1812, silverpoint and watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frederick W. Cron, 1961.9.1

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Silverpoint was an unusual medium for a miniaturist, yet more than half of David Boudon’s work incorporates this exacting drawing technique. To draw with silverpoint, the artist took a wooden stick fitted with a silver tip and drew on his prepared paper. The pale, silvery lines quickly tarnished, leaving a darker, warm brown color. Andre Joseph Villard appears to have been a wealthy Virginia planter. In 1794 his daughter Constance married fellow Virginian William Hutt, who moved the family to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1799.

Title
Andre Joseph Villard
Artist
Date
1810-1812
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.7 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Frederick W. Cron

Mediums
Mediums Description
silverpoint and watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Villard, Andre Joseph – bust
Object Number
1961.9.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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