Henry Benbridge, Peter De Vaux, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1975.77.1
On the back of this locket are inscribed the words: “Peter De Vaux---Ancestor of Theodore Roosevelt.” The president’s forebears included James De Veaux (1710-1785) and Andre De Veaux (died1754), and this gentleman may have been a relation of theirs. In this miniature he is shown wearing a high neckband with a frilly extension known as a jabot.
Peter De Vaux
- Attributed to Henry Benbridge
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of an anonymous donor
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – De Vaux, Peter – bust
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