Destrehan Plantation unveils rare portrait of namesake
From staff and wire reports - Sep 23, 2010
Destrehan Plantation was the site of the recent unveiling of an original portrait of Jean Noel Destrehan, added to the collection of art of the River Road Historical Society.
The oil of canvas portrait is thought to be the work of Matthew Harris Jouett, painted circa 1818. Jouett visited New Orleans regularly between 1817 and 1827, and also painted the portrait of Jean Noel Destrehan which is at the Louisiana State Museum.
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