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Mrs. Charles Deering (Marion Denison Whipple)  1888

by John Singer Sargent

The sitter was the wife of Charles Deering, Chicago businessman, important benefactor of the Art Institute, and lifelong friend and patron of artist John Singer Sargent. In this half-length portrait, the painter depicted Marion Deering seated with her right arm resting on a chairback, her eyes engaging the viewer. Sargent rendered her face and hand with a high degree of fi...
71.1 × 61 cm (28 × 24 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago