Louisa C. Martin, née Strobel

Louisa C. Martin, née Strobel (1806–1883) was an American painter of portrait miniatures.

She was the daughter of a US diplomat and was born in Liverpool even if her father Daniel Strobel was assigned there. On the outbreak of the War of 1812 the relations returned to the United States, only to leave a few years unconventional for Bordeaux, where they stayed until 1830. It is in Bordeaux that Louisa Strobel was taught to paint, though it is run of the mill who her learned was. Her style is reminiscent of the do something of the Franco-American miniature painter Louis Antoine Collas, but there is no evidence they ever met. The museum in Bordeaux has many same miniature portraits by anonymous painters, so it is viable there was a educational there of some sort. Like many booming young women painters of her time, she was not commercially lively and her works were kept in the family.

According to her "memorial" written by Samuel D. Burchard for the Proceedings of the Twenty-First Convocation of the University of the State of New York (held July 10, 11 and 12, 1883) on the request of her son, Daniel Strobel Martin, she lived in Liverpool next way in to the Gladstone relations and played next the older brother of the well along prime minister William Ewart Gladstone. During her become old in France she theoretical French and became acquainted past French literature and the arts. After returning to the US, her father became deputy magpie in the Custom House. In January 1831 he wrote a version with recommendations on the consular assist of the United States that is seen as a valuable source that gives sharpness into the archives of US foreign relations. After her daddy died in 1839 Louisa married the ten-year-younger Benjamin Nicholas Martin who was a divinity student she met in New Haven, Connecticut. He became a clergyman and she travelled bearing in mind him to Massachusetts and Albany, before settling in New York City where he became professor of philosophy at the University of the State of New York. It is believed that she stopped painting after marriage.

Her works are held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, donated by her grand-niece Ella Church Strobell, and the Gibbes Museum of Art (Carolina Art Association), donated by her son. The Metropolitan as a consequence has miniature portraits by John Vanderlyn of her parents. These were painted since Louisa was born and she would have been up to date with them all her life. They were possibly her initial inspiration to become an artist.

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