Beulah Appleton by Sarah Goodridge
ca. 1840This is a portrait of Sarah Goodridge’s niece, the daughter of Sarah’s sister Beulah and her husband, Thomas Appleton. Sarah also painted another miniature of one of the Appleton children, Sarah, with her cat, Sanko.
Born: Templeton, Massachusetts 1788
Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1853
watercolor on ivory
sight 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (6.7 x 5.7 cm) rectangle
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Source- http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=9335Mrs. Thomas Appleton (Beulah Goodridge)
Watercolor on ivory, 8.89 x 7.24 cm (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)
Sarah Goodridge (American, 1788–1853)
Source- http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/mrs-thomas-appleton-beulah-goodridge-33379Sarah Goodrige, Self portrait
, watercolor on ivory, 4x3 inches, 1830.
Source- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_GoodridgeAlso a self portrait...Beauty Revealed is an 1828 self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge, painted in miniature with watercolors on a piece of ivory. Depicting the artist's bared breasts surrounded by pale cloth, the 6.7-by-8-centimetre (2.6 by 3.1 in) painting – originally on a paper backing – is set in a modern case. Goodridge, aged forty when she completed the miniature, depicts breasts which appear imbued with a "balance, paleness, and buoyancy" by the harmony of light, color, and balance. The surrounding cloth draws the viewer to focus on them, leading to the body being "erased".Goodridge gifted the portrait to statesman Daniel Webster, who was a frequent subject and possibly a lover, following the death of his wife; she may have intended to provoke him into marrying her. Although Webster married someone else, his family held onto the portrait until the 1980s, when it was auctioned at Christie's and acquired by Gloria and Richard Manney in 1981. The couple gifted/sold their collection of miniatures, including Beauty Revealed, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006.
Daniel Webster, by Sarah GoodrigeSarah Goodrige's great portrait, "Beauty Revealed" reminds me of
"Lover's Eye" art: