Sartain, John (1808-1897)
John Sartain was born in London, apprenticed as an engraver to John Swaine (1823-30). In 1830 he married and emigrated to Philadelphia. He was successful as an engraver but not as a publisher (a couple of cultural journals were ill-fated). He was Vice President of Philadelphia School of Design for Women (later Moore College of Art), Freemason; Artists Fund Society; Society of St. George; Director of P.A.F.A.; and a Freeman of London. During the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia he was chief of the Bureau of Art.
Russell Smith (1812-1896) was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to the U.S. in 1819 and later studied art with James R. Lambdin. His diversified career inclused work as a scene painter, landscape painter and scientific draughtsman. He was a regular contributor at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).
24" x 28"
Oil on canvas
Gift of Robert Trump & Co., Inc.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia