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Portrait of a Free Woman of Color

François Fleischbein is believed to have painted “Portrait of a Free Woman of Color” in 1840. Many speculate that the subject may have been the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, since a free woman of color must have been of high stature in New Orleans to have sat for her portrait

Creator Fleischbein, Francois (Artist)
Coverage ca. 1833-1835
Category Art
Regions Greater New Orleans
Time Periods Antebellum Period
Index letter F
Medium Painting
Repository New Orleans Museum of Art
Collection Name Gift of William E. Groves
ID Number FM_3829
Copyright Copyrighted
Disclaimer The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has included this work in KnowLouisiana for the purposes of criticism, comment, teaching, scholarship, educational research, and all other nonprofit educational usages under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act. All rights reserved by the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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