|Description: ||Signed and at lower right: “S.P. 1868”; signed and dated on reverse: “S. Peale/ 1868”
The most famous of James Peale’s (1749–1831) daughters, the portraitist and still-life painter Sarah Miriam Peale was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she exhibited for the first time at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1817. She moved to Baltimore in 1825, and was active in Washington during the early 1840s. Peale relocated to St. Louis because of poor health in 1846, where she painted portraits and fruit pieces. She returned to Philadelphia in 1877, where she died.
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