Tagged : Theodore de Bry

Huguenot settlers in America, 1564 – 1784

10 Jul, 2024 by Huguenot Society
After a brief overview of Huguenot involvement in the colonisation of America, we examine the fascinating case of Jean Henry De Bérenger, a plantation owner who lost his inheritance as a consequence of the American War of Independence, 1775-83. Drafts of the petitions he sent in an effort to redress his loss were found within the Huguenot Library's collection of family papers, which are being gradually catalogued at item level by the Librarian, a painstaking but worthwhile exercise....

A Red Admiral butterfly leads to the identification of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (c.1533-1588)

01 Feb, 2021 by Huguenot Society
The life and art of 16th century Huguenot artist Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues are equally intriguing. A fine set of his naturalistic watercolours forms part of a forthcoming exhibition showing Renaissance watercolours from the V&A's collection, aspects of which can be previewed online now....