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Sarah Ursula Rose

Artist:
Benjamin West (American, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 1738–1820 London)
Date:
1756
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 x 23 3/8 in. (73.7 x 59.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1964
Accession Number:
64.309.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717
This portrait was painted in 1756 when the subject was twelve years old. The roses in the sitter’s hand and hair are traditional symbols of feminine virtue as well as a play on her family name.
Inscription: [on the back of frame]: X5141 / 60.26; [on the backing]: 263 /4; B9
the subject, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died 1823; her daughter, Mrs. David Watts; her son, Henry Miller Watts, Philadelphia, by 1873; John Schonberger Watts, Philadelphia, by 1887; Mrs. Henry D. Sedgwick, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, until 1960; Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Cambridge, Maryland, 1960–1964
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