Joseph Lavoir de Repiton

  • Francis Rabineau, Joseph Lavoir de Repiton, ca. 1798, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1980.126.2

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The Repitons were French Roman Catholics who were also Protestant sympathizers. Their support of Protestantism led them to flee their homeland, and they landed on the island of Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). With the onset of the Great Insurrection there, the Repitons moved again, landing in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1810. There, they settled into Virginia society and purchased what is now called the Greenhow-Repiton House. Other members of the same family are represented in this museum’s collection of miniatures, including Mr. and Mrs.

Title
Joseph Lavoir de Repiton
Artists
Date
ca. 1798
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.5 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Repiton, Joseph – bust
Object Number
1980.126.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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