Saint-Mémin was a French-born engraver, painter and museum director, who came to New York in 1793 as a refugee from the French Revolution and pursued an artistic career in the United States. He specialized in engraved profile portraits, over 800 of which are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, soiling, wear, soft creases. Wide margins, nice color.
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