Who knows where I can find the painting by Jean Humbert with the portrait of Sideron?
Guan Sideron is one of the black children at the court of Stadtholder William V of the Dutch republic. Sideron, born in Curaçao (West Indies) , came mid-1763 at the stadtholders court in The Hague. He was 7 years old.
Jean Humbert, was commissioned to portray him shortly after the arrival of Sideron (also called: Citron, Cedron and Sieleron). The painting was intended for the court. Possibly the painting is taken, after the invasion in 1795 of the French, to France.
The seven-year-old black Sideron is probably depicted in his precious red and blue livery with a ‘more cap’ with plumes in the Dutch tricolor, red white blue, on his head.
Later on Sideron and his younger colleague Cupid, are captured several other times in works of Art. Including a few years later by La Farque in 1767 and 1781 by Hendrik Pothoven.
I am looking for this painting for a study about their lives that will be published in a book by publisher Balans in Amsterdam. The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and VSB fund are supporting a part of the research.
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