Sarah Bushnell Perkins
(1771 - 1831)
Sarah Bushnell Perkins was active/lived in Connecticut. Sarah Perkins is known for portrait.
Biography Sarah Bushnell Perkins
Known for many years only as the "Beardsley Limner," Sarah Perkins was identified by scholars in 1984 as the person who was this artist, and fourteen unknown artist portraits, primarily of her own family, were assigned to her. They are distinguished by strong modeling and contrast with the flat appearance of the work of most artists of her time who had little advantage of training.
Perkins was born in and lived in Plainfield, Connecticut, where her father was a physician and teacher. Her mother died of tuberculosis when Perkins was twenty-four, and she cared for the seven younger children. Then her father died four years later, and she was left to support the family. In 1801, she married General Lemuel Grosvenor, a widower who had fi
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