05 2 / 2013

Born February 5, 1788: SARAH GOODRIDGE (1788–1853), famous miniaturist who was able to support herself, her family, and friends on earnings from her art. Her chosen medium was watercolor on ivory, and the movers and shakers of the day, including Gilbert Stuart, sat for portraits. (Follow the link to see a surprising self-portrait she made for her friend Daniel Webster.)

Born February 5, 1788: SARAH GOODRIDGE (1788–1853), famous miniaturist who was able to support herself, her family, and friends on earnings from her art. Her chosen medium was watercolor on ivory, and the movers and shakers of the day, including Gilbert Stuart, sat for portraits. (Follow the link to see a surprising self-portrait she made for her friend Daniel Webster.)

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