Louis-Guillaume Otto, comte de Mosloy

  • Charles Willson Peale, Louis-Guillaume Otto, comte de Mosloy, ca. 1780, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen, 1999.87.6

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Otto Louis-Guillaume (1754-1817) was a French diplomat who served as minister to the United States in 1779. He was secretary of the French Legation in America in 1782, and returned to France three years later. In Europe he enjoyed a successful career as a diplomat, signing on behalf of Napoleon the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. This treaty achieved fourteen months of peace in Europe during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

Title
Louis-Guillaume Otto, comte de Mosloy
Artist
Date
ca. 1780
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 1 3/8 x 1 in. (3.5 x 2.5 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Natalie Brooks Sears Shippen and William Brush Shippen

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – other – aristocrat
  • Portrait male – Otto, Louis Guillaume, Comte de Mosloy – bust
Object Number
1999.87.6
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