Born May 19~ Sarah Miriam Peale

Sarah Miriam Peale (May 19, 1800-February 4, 1885) was an American portrait painter, considered the first American woman to succeed as a professional artist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Miriam_Peale

Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis by Sarah Miriam Peale
c.1842 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Birmingham Museum of Art, AL

Sarah Miriam Peale on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-miriam-peale/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/sarah-miriam-peale/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23428892/lengthy-article-detailing-the-life-of/
https://nbmaa.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/a-dynasty-of-artists-the-peale-family/

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