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Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherfurd White (Mrs. Henry White)  1883

by John Singer Sargent

Fashionable socialite Margaret “Daisy” Stuyvesant Rutherfurd White (1857–1916) was the wife of an American diplomat. The couple lived in Paris when they commissioned this portrait from Sargent, then on the cusp of a wildly successful career. In late 1882, Mrs. White’s ill health caused a hiatus in the sittings, which resumed the following year at the couple’s vacation home...
88 x 56 ¼ in. (223.5 x 142.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Corcoran Gallery of Art