Francisco de Salazar y Mendoza, Don Antonio Mendez (1750-1829) and His Family, oil on canvas, 36 x 49 in, 1795, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Patrick
Opening Reception: March 8 @ 6 – 8 p.m.
Neal Auction Company
Alex Beard Studio
Gervais F .Favrot
Dr. Jerry and Carolyn Fortino
Benjamin Lowry and Shelly Gallender
Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation
Jeanie and Claiborne Perrilliat
Anne and Ronald Pincus
Cassandra Sharpe and Richard Look
In conjunction with the Tricentennial celebration of New Orleans, Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans will tell the story of Josef Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (c. 1750-1802), whose career spanned most of the Spanish administration of New Orleans. Through a re-examination of about 30 of his most pertinent works, a view of Spanish colonial New Orleans will be achieved. His oeuvre will be further contextualized in relation to works and other historical artifacts reflective of the city as a site of mobility and transatlantic artistic exchange.