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Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherfurd White (Mrs. Henry White)  1883

by John Singer Sargent

Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherford White made quite an impact on her expatriate acquaintances in Europe. Novelist Edith Wharton recalled her striking beauty: "It is hard to picture nowadays the shell-like transparence, the luminous red-and-white, of those young cheeks untouched by paint or powder, in which the blood came and went like the lights of an aurora." Although she app...
Size: 
225.1 × 143.8 cm (88 5/8 × 56 5/8 in.)
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit: 
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington