Portrait of Lafayette (?)

This portrait of a middle aged man is shown in a bust-length view, looking at the viewer, much as if this were a miniature on ivory. The man wears a dark blue coat with a white collar and cravat.
Louis Boilly
1761-1845
It has been proposed that the sitter of this portrait is the Marquis de Lafayette, the hero of the American and French revolutionary wars.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1973/2.41
Tuesday, June 28, 2022