Herminia Borchard Dassel
(1821 - 1857)
Herminia Borchard Dassel was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation, Germany. Herminia Dassel is known for genre, figure-Indian, portrait.
Biography Herminia Borchard Dassel
Herminia Dassel was born in Germany at an unknown date and achieved success in America with paintings of literary subjects, genre scenes, and portraits. Her father was a wealthy banker in Konigsberg, Prussia, and as a child, servants, teachers, horse-drawn carriages, and all the trappings of European upper class society surrounded Herminia Borchard. When her father was bankrupted in the crash of 1839, and left with only a small farm, she was forced to help her older brothers and sisters with the chores.
Herminia decided to become a professional painter. She would attend to her household duties in the morning, and then, with portfolio in hand, wander off over the dusty or muddy road to the city, and again returned to attend to the flo
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