Sarah Ursula Rose

Benjamin West American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

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.

Sarah Ursula Rose, Benjamin West (American, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 1738–1820 London), Oil on canvas, American

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