John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent’s portraits of legendary and aristocratic women are finally getting their due at a comprehensive new exhibit. View our gallery.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Madame Paul Escudier, c. 1882

Oil on canvas, 28 ¼ x 23 ½ (73.2 x 59.5)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond and Miss Emily Sargent, 1931

Mad Madame X or Madame Gautreau, 1883-4

Pencil, 12 1/8” x 8 ¼”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond (née violet Sargent), 1950

Two Girls with Parasols at Fladbury, 1888

Oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 25 in. (74.9 x 63.5 cm)

Philadelphia Museum of Art W.P. Wilstach Collection

Lady Eden, 1906

Oil on canvas, 43 x 34 ½ (190.2 x 87.5)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, 1970, Charles and Anita Blatt Fund, John Wilmerding Gift, Rogers Fund

Madame X or Madame Gautreau (1883-4)

Pencil, 9 ¾” x 13 4/16”

Courtesy Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Portrait of Mrs. A. Lawrence Rotch, 1903

Oil on canvas