Simón Bolívar in Profile

This painting is an enlarged copy, by Marisa Schmitt-Viassone (born Turin, Italy, 1938), of an original by the Italian artist Antonio Meucci, now in the collection of Carmen Aida Zuloaga. It depicts Bolívar in 1830, shortly before the Liberator's death. Watercolour on ivory, in rectangular gold frame. Purchased by Mr. Bromsen at a Parke-Bernet auction in New York City XI/29/1967.
(12/ 00-131) Gift of Maury A. Bromsen

General Francisco de Paula Santander (1792-1840)

Vice-President under Bolívar and father of the nation of New Granada, now Colombia. This painting by Marisa Schmitt-Viassone (b. Turin Italy, 1938) is an enlarged copy of an original work by the great Colombian artist José María Espinosa (1796-1883), now owned by the Museo Nacional de Colombia in Bogota. Watercolour on ivory, in a wood and gilt rectangular frame, painted 1960s. Purchased by Mr. Bromsen at a Parke-Berner auction in New York City XI/29/1967.
(8/ 00-127) Gift of Maury A. Bromsen