EUGENE du SIMITIÈRE
(1737-1784), a Swiss-born artist, naturalist and collector, sailed from Europe
for the Caribbean in 1757, when he was 20 years old. After years
in Jamaica and other islands of the West Indies, he arrived in New
York, where he became a naturalized
in 1769, before settling finally in Philadelphia.
du Simitière is best known for his work with the committee
that created the Great Seal of the United States.