Mrs. Francisco Xavier Sanchez (Maria Del Carman Hill)
Artist: Clorivière, Joseph-Pierre Picot de Limoelan de Date: ca. 1806
Maria Hill of St. Augustine, FL married Sanchez in 1787. He was a prominent and wealthy citizen in St. Augustine. She had the reputation of a strong character, which is aptly portrayed in her portrait. Cloriviere appears to delight in Mrs. Sanchez's finery, in particular her pearls and long earrings. The portrait, at one time wrongly attributed to James Peale, was probably painted about 1806-1807 during Cloriviere's extensive travels.
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984