Storm at Sea, 1798

Francis De Haes Janvier (1774-1824)

Watercolor on paper

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.21

Francis De Haes Janvier probably trained as a cabinetmaker in the furniture making business of his father John Janvier (1749-1801) in Odessa, Delaware. Since there is no known existence of furniture made from Janvier’s hand, he is remembered as a coach painter, musician and poet in Princeton, New Jersey.