Mrs. James L. Hewitt (b. 1807)

Object Number: 
ca. 1850
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
signature: on back: "Portrait of /Mrs. Mary E. Hewitt. / By S. S. Osgood, / New York"
Gallery Label: 
Mary Elizabeth Moore, author and poet, was born in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Joseph Moore. She grew up in Boston and in 1842 was married to James L. Hewitt of New York, a music publisher. After his death she married Russell Stebbins in 1854. Her published works include "Songs of Our Land" (1845), "Heroines of History" (1856), and "Poems, Sacred, Passionate and Legendary" (1864). The subject was a good friend of the artist's wife, the poet Frances Osgood.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Mary E. Hewitt Stebbins
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Creative: Tronvig Group