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Sarah Polk

Sarah Polk

Artist
George Peter Alexander Healy
Date of Work
1846
Credit
James K. Polk Ancestral Home Collection

Sarah Polk

Sarah Polk posed in the White House for this portrait by George Peter Alexander Healy in 1846. The artist captured her tastes. She favored silks, satins, and velvet, like the claret-colored velvet example she wears here. Designs for her dresses were those current in the Paris of Louis-Philippe.

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