Marie-Rose Sequiera #2 The Social Rise of a Woman of Colour in French Guiana in the 18th Century

tanlistwa, Guyane, French Guyana

Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I am continuing the portrait of Marie-Rose or the social rise of a woman of colour in French Guiana in the 18th century.

Marie-Rose Sequiera #1 The Benefactress of the Deportees of the 18 Fructidor of Year V (1797)

tanlistwa, Marie-Rose Sequiera, Jean-Pierre Ramel, déportés

Two different sources that evoked the same colored woman in Cayenne? That was enough for me to wonder who was that charitable woman who had marked these men. Today, I paint a portrait of Marie-Rose, a rich French Guyanese and a benefactor for the deportees, but not only!

A military Portrait, « mon Capitaine »!

The registers of military recruitment indicate the identity and service records of recruits, but imagine my surprise when I found one of the few records with a photograph!