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Mrs. Sidney Webster (Sarah Morris Fish, 1838–1923)
Date: 1892
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.4 x 4.4 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number: 1905.260
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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.


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