Mrs. Sidney Webster (1838-1923)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.4 x 4.4 cm )
signed and dated: at left:"Paillet/1892"
Sarah Morris Fish was the eldest daughter of Hamilton Fish. In 1860 she was married to Sidney Webster, a lawyer who had served as private secretary to President Franklin Pierce (1853-57); that same year her husband moved his law practice from Boston to New York. Mr. and Mrs. Webster were socially prominent in New York and Newport, R.I.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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