Without Hands: Sarah Biffin I

Sarah Biffin’s Study of Feathers, a watercolour dating from 1812. Illustration: Philip Mould & Company

“Made to accompany the exhibition “Without Hands”: The Art of Sarah Biffin (from 1 November until 21 December, 2022), this film traces the life and art of this remarkable artist and reveals how Philip Mould & Company weaved the pieces of her untold story.

Sarah Biffin (1784-1850) is one of history’s most resolute, entrepreneurial, and accomplished miniature painters, who established a multifaceted artistic profession and challenged contemporary assumptions regarding gender and disability. As a working-class, disabled female artist, her artworks – many proudly signed “without hands” – are a testament to her talent and life-long determination.

This exhibition, established upon ground-breaking primary research, will be the first of its kind to present Biffin’s artistic achievements and represent her history.”

Philip Mould and Co

Read More

In The Guardian – ‘the lady without legs or arms by Dalya Alberge, 22 May 2022

Sarah Biffin at ArtUK

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Sarah Biffin at Mutual Art

Tag: Sarah Biffin At Sunnyside

Thanks for Visiting 🙂


12 Comments Add yours

  1. What a good story. Philip Mould is half the duo who did the television series “Fake or Fortune?”


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    1. Thanks, Steve! I really enjoy the program. 🙂


  2. Wow! What a woman! What talent! Thanks for sharing, Sunnyside 🙂

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    1. Her story gives me a much needed check on my own perspective. Amazing! 😎

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  3. dorahak says:

    Amazing, A.S. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  4. An amazing story and artist.

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    1. Her story is truly remarkable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Liz. 🙂

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  5. Thanks for sharing such an astonishing and inspiring story. It makes one want to know her better.

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    1. Her story really helps me put things into perspective. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rusty.

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  6. johntodaro says:

    Thanks for sharing this uplifting story and video… too bad Sarah never realized her dream to cross the Atlantic.

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    1. My pleasure, John. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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