Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes  1897

by John Singer Sargent

Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867–1944) married fellow New Yorker Edith Minturn (1867–1937) in 1895. A friend of the couple commissioned as a wedding gift a portrait of the young bride from the acclaimed expatriate John Singer Sargent. Initially, the artist selected an evening gown for the sitting, but soon decided to portray Edith Minturn Stokes in sporty daywear with a Gr...
84 1/4 x 39 3/4 in. (214 x 101 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art