The Arts

This page is devoted to the writers, artists, and sculptors with whom Colonel Thorn interacted, gave patronage to, commissioned, or had some affect upon them, and the works they created.

  • Paul Gayrard (sculptor)
  • GPA Healey (portrait painter)
  • Theodore Fay (writer)

GPA Healey

George Healey was a famous and prolific portrait painter of the early nineteenth century. He is most well known for his renditions of politicians and beautiful women.

Baroness Jane de Pierres and daughter,
Jeanne Marie (courtesy of Newberry Library, Chicago)
The Misses Thorn (Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco)

Paul Gayrard

Paul Gayrard was a a french sculptor born in 1807. He created this beautiful bronze of Jane Thorn de Pierres.