Sarah Harrison Blair
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1897
Medium: Engraving

Sarah Harrison Blair

This engraved portrait shows Sarah Harrison Blair, wife of James Blair, an Anglican minister and member of the governor's Council. The pair married on June 2, 1687, when Sarah was seventeen years old; during the wedding ceremony she refused to vow to obey her husband. The marriage was an unhappy one. This portrait appeared in John Fiske's two-volume Old Virginia and Her Neighbors, published in 1897.