Mrs. Charles A. Lamb (1829-1893)
Oil on millboard
Framed: 26 3/4 in. × 36 in. × 4 in. (67.9 × 91.4 × 10.2 cm) Unframed: 15 1/2 × 24 3/4 in. (39.4 × 62.9 cm) Sight
signature and date: lower right: "C. A. Fassett 1878"
Martha Joanna Nash, the daughter of Arvin and Lucinda (Vinton) Nash, was born in Plainfield, Massachusetts. She married Charles A. Lamb in 1852 and lived in Chicago was the next fourteen years. She moved to New York in 1866 and embarked on a literary career, writing many short stories for magazines as well as a novel, "Spicy," which was published in 1873. However, her 2-volume "History of the City of New York" (1877-81) was her first work to win wide acclaim.
Bequest of Mrs. Charles A. Lamb
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