Saint-Memin (Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de)
Title: Portrait of General Joseph Bloomfield (Governor of New Jersey).
Seller ID: 54663
A circular portrait, 2.25 inches in diameter, on a 10 x 7 inch sheet. This is a 19th century photogravure of this portrait. Fine condition. Saint-Memin was a celebrated portraitist who lived in the USA from 1793 - 1814. His subjects included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The subject of this portrait, Joseph Bloomfield, was the Governor of New Jersey, and the man for whom Bloomfield, NJ is named. It is printed on a wove paper, quite fine, with no watermark. The imprint: "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N. York" is that usually found on Saint-Memin's productions from 1796-98. The New York Historical Society Museum & Library finding aid to the Saint-Memin Print Collection mentions the Bloomfield portrait, giving a date of 1798.