Auction 20

Lot 164 – Charles B.J.F. Saint-Memin. Engraving of Eliza Hewson.:

Charles B.J.F. Saint-Memin. Engraving of Eliza Hewson.

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Start price: $150

Estimated price: $300 - $600

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CHARLES B.J.F. DE SAINT-MEMIN (FRENCH, 1770-1852) PORTRAIT ENGRAVING OF ELIZA HEWSON, 1798. Copperplate engraving on paper, 2 ½ inch-square platemark, inscribed below profile: "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philada"; 4 ¾ inch-square (view) within reproduction giltwood frame. Eliza (1781-1835) was the daughter of Dr. William Hewson and later married David Caldwell, Clerk of the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania. By descent in the Caldwell family.

Literature: listed and illustrated in Ellen G. Miles’ "St. Memin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America" (1994), p. 319, no. 411.