[BURR, AARON - JUMEL, ELIZA] MADAM WIDON OF THE LATE AARON BURR, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, FORMERLY MADAM JUMEL.

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[Burr, Aaron - Jumel, Eliza] Madam Widon of the Late Aaron Burr, Vice President of the United States, Formerly Madam Jumel.

Lithograph, chine-colle, c.1852.
Image size 13 3/8 x 10 1/2" (33.9 x 26.8 cm) plus title and margins.
Good condition save for small stain on left. Some rubbing in title.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 92310
Price: $225.00
Publisher : Paris - Dutot, editeur, 36 rue de Rivoli. Imp. lith de Becquet freres.
Signed on stone A. Collette. (Alexandre Desire Collette (French, 1814–1876). Eliza Jumel, aka Eliza Bowen and Eliza Burr. (1775-1865). Wealthy American socialite & actress. She was born into poverty, through her own ingenuity and advantageous marriage to a wealthy merchant, she was by the time of her death one of the richest women in New York. Eliza’s first husband, the French-Haitian merchant Stephen Jumel died in 1832. Fourteen months later, the fifty-eight-year-old Eliza Jumel married the former United States Vice President Aaron Burr. She may have married Burr to increase her stature; while Burr may have wanted access to her fortune. Burr mismanaged the liquid assets remaining in the Jumel fortune, and the two separated only four months after their marriage. Eliza's prudence in real estate management, however, allowed her to remain financially solvent. The two divorced, which was finalized on September 14, 1836, the date of Burr's death. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Political Figures