Rolinda Sharples (1793-1838)

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Self-Portrait with her mother

Rolinda Sharples is considered by some art historians as the first American female artist. Born in New York, Sharples was the daughter of artists James and Ellen Sharples. Her father was a successful portrait painter and she received some of her earliest training from him.


The Cloak Room, Clifton Assembly Room 1817

Sharples painted portraits and scenes of contemporary events. She spent most of her adult life in Bristol, England where she was one of the founders of the Bristol Fine Arts Academy. Art critics have commented that even though Sharples paintings are not the best, they serve as historic reminders of events of the day.


The Embarkation of the Ferry Boat 1834

Towards the end of her fairly short life, Sharples lived with her mother and died at the age of 45. Today, her paintings are housed in the United States and England and perhaps in your own home. Still wondering about a portrait hanging in your family’s estate? Contact us…it could be by Rolinda Sharples.