Sara Goodrich's Beauty Revealed

Plunge into the private and professional life of Boston miniature portraitist Sarah Goodrich, who painted a stunning image of her breasts for the statesman Webster in 1828, the year of his first term as a U.S. senator. Her provocative twist on traditional miniatures demonstrates the artist's command of her chosen medium and reveals her ability to control her own image—perhaps a lesson for today's selfie fans!

Speaker:
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, The American Wing, The Met

Recorded November 30, 2016

This program is made possible by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

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