Pierre de Poletica (1778-1849)
Lawrence, Charles B. (attributed)
Pierre de Poletica (1778-1849) was counsellor to the Russian mission in Philadelphia, 1810-1812. From 1819 to 1821 he again served in the United States, this time as the Russian charge d'affaires in Washington, DC. He was an acute observer of America's political and social life and wrote A Sketch of the Internal Condition of the United States of America, and of their Political Relations with Europe (Baltimore, 1826).
24" x 29"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Emily G. Hopkinson. Inscription attached to back "Presented to Mrs. Hopkinson her kind wish acordingly by her faithful friend P. Poletica, Bordentown August 31st 1821"
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia