Sarah Orne Jewett House

The Queen’s Twin and Other Stories

The heart motif appearing in her design for The Queen’s Twin, 1899, was a favorite of Whitman.

Sarah Wyman Whitman was known for her hospitality and had a wide circle of friends and students. Centered in Boston, she had a studio and works on Boylston Street (the Lily Glass Works)—where she employed several artists—and a home on Mount Vernon Street. She summered in tony Beverly Farms, on the North Shore.

She taught art and bible study in Boston. She was a philanthropist, supporting the arts and investing in progressive educational institutions including Radcliffe College, Tuskegee Institute, and Howard College.