Daniel La Motte (Q20504937)

Label from: English (en)

genre: portrait (Q134307)
artist: Thomas Sully (Q786545)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Google Arts & Culture asset ID: 5gFBnk38lU9Jsg
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 23479

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: Wilmington, Delaware landowner and cotton merchant Daniel la Motte appears in the latest London fashion, his stylish clothes and relaxed demeanor reflecting the current style of portraiture popular in England and Europe.Artist Thomas Sully had just completed a sojourn to London and Paris, returning to Philadelphia prepared to paint sitters like La Motte as American aristocrats. His portrait of La Motte reflects American ambitions to be a great nation, aspiring to cultural parity with the Old World.
keywords Portrait male – La Motte, Daniel

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