Sarah Worthington King Peter Portrait   Save
Sarah Worthington King Peter Portrait
Description: This portrait shows Sarah Worthington King Peter (1800-1877). The second daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Worthington was born in Chillicothe, where her father was a rising political leader. She attended boarding school in Kentucky, spending holidays at the home of Henry Clay. In 1816 she married Edward King, son of Rufus King, a U. S. senator and diplomat. Following King's death, she married British Consul William Peter and lived in Philadelphia. Mrs. Peter was a devout member of the Episcopal Church and was active in philanthropic causes. While living in Philadelphia, she established the School of Design for Women. After the death of her second husband, Mrs. Peter returned to Cincinnati, where she established the Ladies' Art School and was instrumental in founding the Cincinnati Art Museum. After converting to Catholicism in the 1850s, she established several convents to assist the poor in Cincinnati. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse with the Franciscan Sisters. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1515_1160695_001
Subjects: Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Artists; Religion in Ohio; Art museums; Women--Ohio--History; Women--Charities
Places: Chillicothe (Ohio); Ross County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)