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!
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.