Lot 40Spanish Colonial School
Portrait of a Gentleman said to be Bernardo de Galvez, Viscount of Galveston
Oil on canvas
39 x 42 inches (99 x 106.7 cm)
Private collection, New York
Bernardo Vicente de Galvez y Madrid, 1st Viscount of Galveston, 1st Count of Galvez (1746 -1786) was a Spanish colonial military officer who served as governor of Spanish Louisiana and Cuba, and later as Viceroy of New Spain. He supported the American Colonies in the Revolutionary War by leading Spanish forces against the British in Florida, defeating them at Pensacola in 1781. As a result, Florida was ceded to Spain in the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Galveston, Texas, was named after him.
Sold for $5,938
Wax relined. Mended tears, scattered touches of restoration. Some flaking and small losses. Contours and shadows reinforced.
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