Items (Guillaume, L.M.D.) (L)
Born in Nantes, France, Guillaume studied art in Paris before coming to the U.S. and settling in Richmond in 1857. He was probably the best-trained portraitist working in the South during the Civil War and is known for his portraits of Confederate generals, including the 6 equestrian portraits in this gallery. Like many painters, Guillaume used himself as a subject at various ages; this was one of his earliest, as a young man. The Olla Podrida Gallery features another self-portrait depicting himself as a successful middle-aged man and doting husband of the wife in its companion piece.
Created by: Guillaume, L.M.D.