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Elizabeth Freeman ("Mumbet")

Elizabeth Freeman (`Mumbet`) Miniature portrait, watercolor on ivory
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This miniature portrait of Elizabeth Freeman ("Mumbet") was painted by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick in 1811. The painting shows Freeman wearing a typical Federalist period dress as well as the gold beads given to her by Catharine Maria Sedgwick. In 1781 Elizabeth Freeman, (1744?-1829) was one of the two plaintiffs who successfully sued for their freedom in an early pivotal case argued before the Massachusetts courts.