• Looking for: painting by Jean Humbert

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.

Sideron or Cupid by La Fargue collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Sideron or Cupid by La Fargue collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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.

Hendrik Pothoven detail Haagse kermis

Detail: Hendrik Pothoven, Kermis op het buitenhof 1781. Sideron en Cupido in het gevolg van Stadhouder Willem V

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.

contact: estherschreuderwebsite@gmail.com

All photos on this site are not intended for any commercial purpose. I have tried to trace all the rules and rights of all images. As far as I know, these images can be used in this way. If you ar a copyright holder and would like a piece of your work removed or the creditline changed then please do not hesitate to contact me.

2 comments
  1. lucianankoe2013 said:

    Beste Esther, Helaas kan ik je niet verder helpen, maar ik houd de ogen en oren wel open. Groetjes, Lucia ________________________________

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