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Beauty Revealed  1828

by Sarah Goodridge

The Boston portraitist Sarah Goodridge painted this intimate self-portrait for the statesman Daniel Webster in 1828, the year of his first term as U.S. Senator. Their association is documented in forty-four letters that Webster wrote to Goodridge between 1827 and 1851. Webster sat for her at least twelve times over two decades, and she visited him in Washington, D.C.—the o...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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