Sarah Bushnell Perkins
Sarah Bushnell Perkins, later Grosvenor (1771–1831) was an amateur American pastellist.
Born in Plainfield, Connecticut, Perkins was the daughter of Dr. Elisha Perkins, one of the proprietors of the Plainfield Academy, which school she may have attended. The pastels which are known by her hand date from the 1790s and mainly depict members of her family; these are today disseminated along with numerous organizations, including the historical societies of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Historic Deerfield. Stylistically they are primitive, using a small amount of color single-handedly for depicting flesh tones. Perkins married General Lemuel Grosvenor in 1801, and appears to have unadulterated up art at this time; some have attempted to identify her like the Beardsley Limner, active in the middle of 1785 and 1805, but upon stylistic grounds this appears unlikely. Others have noted her mother's death in 1795 and her father's in 1799, indicating that she may have unquestionable up her behave to look after her siblings. She is buried in the Pomfret Street Cemetery in Pomfret, Connecticut.