Summary: Donor is a descendent of 19th century portrait artist
Eugne Pierrot (1824-1919) who is credited with painting the first
portraits in Fort Worth. The portraits were of Sarah Hyde Gray
Jennings (1816-1893) and her second husband Thomas Jefferson Jennings
(1801-1881). Pierrot emigrated from France to the United States with
his parents and four siblings in 1850, soon thereafter moving to
Texas. Pierrot served in the Fourth Texas Calvary, Company F, fighting
for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. To view
pages for related collections, follow the links to the Amon
Carter Museum Collection and the Jeremy
Dwight Nichols Collection.
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