Marie Adrien Persac, Dr. John Dominique's Store (1857)

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Title

Marie Adrien Persac, Dr. John Dominique's Store (1857)

Subject

Louisiana--Plantations

Description

John Dominique's store was adjacent to Dr. Henry Johnson's Chatham plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. It can be seen in Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from 1858, just below Chatham, then owned by John R. Thompson.

Members of the Maryland Jesuit enslaved community who were sold to Henry Johnson and lived at the Chatham plantation would have been familiar with Dr. Dominque's store. This 1857 painting by Marie Adrien Persac, a prominent Louisiana painter, shows what it would have looked like just before the Civil War.

For an explanation of the history of the painting, see H. Parrott Bacot et al, Marie Adrien Persac: Louisiana Artist (Louisiana State University Press, 2000), 38.

This painting is held by the Louisiana State Museum. We are grateful to the LSM for permission to include the painting in the Georgetown Slavery Archive.

Creator

Marie Adrien Persac

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1857

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Louisiana State Museum

Format

Painting

Language

English

Type

Painting

Identifier

GSA447

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gouache and collage on paper

Physical Dimensions

23 ½ x 27 inches

Files

LSM Persac Dominique Store 1969.007.jpg

Citation

Marie Adrien Persac, “Marie Adrien Persac, Dr. John Dominique's Store (1857),” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed December 2, 2022, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/532.

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