Sarah Goodridge  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Sarah Goodridge (February 5, 1788December 28, 1853) was an American painter.

She was born in Templeton, Massachusetts, the sixth child and third daughter of Ebenezer Goodridge and his wife Beulah Childs. At an early age began drawing and showed an aptitude for art. Her educational opportunities were limited, however, and she was essentially a self-taught artist.

In 1820 she went to live with her sister in Boston and began receiving lessons and painting miniature portraits of exceptional quality. Her work continued to improve and she earned enough from commissions to support herself and her family for several decades. Her works were exhibited in Boston and Washington D.C. After her eyesight failed in 1851, she retired from her work and settled in Reading, Massachusetts.

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