Named as Sarah Whitaker, and a compantion piece to WAM 38.439, this miniature was attributed by Fink to Robert Field. It shows a young woman, wearing a simple white muslin dress with low neckline. The miniature mounted in oval 14 karat gold frame, which matched that of WAM 38.439.


  • Title: Sarah Whitaker
  • Creator: possibly French (?)
  • Date Created: ca. 1800
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: possibly French (?), Artist: Robert Field (English, ca. 1769-1819) (?)
  • Provenance: Herbert Lawton [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Dimensions: H excluding frame: 2 1/4 x W: 2 7/8 in. (5.72 x 7.3 cm); Framed H: 2 5/8 x W: 3 1/4 in. (6.67 x 8.26 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.44

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