David Boudon, Andre Joseph Villard, 1810-1812, silverpoint and watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frederick W. Cron, 1961.9.1
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.
Andre Joseph Villard
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sight 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (7.3 x 5.7 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Frederick W. Cron
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- silverpoint and watercolor on paper
- Portrait male – Villard, Andre Joseph – bust
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