Hannah BRECK. by [SAINT-MÉMIN, Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de.

Hannah BRECK. by [SAINT-MÉMIN, Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de. < >

~ Hannah BRECK. Philadelphia, 1799].

Engraved oval portrait (etching and aquatint) after a physionotrace, 72 ×65 mm (sheet size 130 × 104 mm). Later pencil caption

A rare ‘physionotrace’ portrait of Hannah Breck (1772-1846, later Mrs James Lloyd). The original charcoal and white chalk drawing from which it was engraved is preserved at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. Hannah Breck was daughter of statesman Samuel Breck (1747-1809), and sister to Samuel Breck (1771-1862), a congressman from Pennsylvania. She married James Lloyd (1769-1831), a senator from Massachusetts, and is referred to as Anna or Hannah in various sources. Dexter, The St. Memin Collection of Portraits (New York, 1862), 24; Miles, Saint-Mémin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America (Washington, 1994), 83.

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