by James Reid Lambdin, circa 1860.
Polly Street Webb (1822-1883) was the daughter
of John Leland Webb and Annis Hammond of Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
In 1841, she married prosperous farmer Virgil S. Vincent. They had
Another miniature of Polly Vincent, also by James Reid Lambdin, is
in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery.
A collection label with this portrait indicates that it was sold in
1949 by Kende Gallery, attributed to George C. Lambdin, James Reid
Set in the original cast foliate gilt mount.
3 3/8 inches high.
James Reid Lambdin (1807-1889,) when only twenty, was called by William
Dunlap "the best painter on the western side of the Alleghenies." A
native of Pittsburgh, in 1823, Lambin traveled to Philadelphia to study
with Edward Miles and Thomas Sully. He worked in Natchez and Louisville
before settling permanently in Philadelphia in 1837. Lambdin was an
officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he exhibited
from 1824-1868, and an Honorary Member of the National Academy of Design.
His sitters included Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler,
Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln.