Anderson, Sophie maiden name: Gengembre
French, 19th century, female.
Active in England and the USA.
Born 1823, in Paris; died 1903.
Painter, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, history painting including literary, religious and classical subjects.
Sophie Anderson was the daughter of the Parisian architect Charles A.C. Gengembre, and an English mother and was brought up in rural France until the late 1840s. She studied portrait painting with Baron von Steuben in Paris before her family moved to Cincinnati at the outbreak of the 1848 revolution. Under her maiden name, she contributed five illustrations to Henry Howe's ...