Portrait of Frances Sherborne Ridley Watts

John Singer Sargent, American (active London, Florence, and Paris), 1856 - 1925

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1877

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
41 11/16 x 32 inches (105.9 x 81.3 cm) Framed: 46 1/4 × 37 3/8 × 3 1/2 inches (117.5 × 94.9 × 8.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 110, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:
1962-193-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wharton Sinkler, 1962

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The luscious skin tones, subtle plays of light, and feathery brushwork found in this painting are what made John Singer Sargent one of the most sought-after portraitists of his time. Though born of American parents, the artist spent much of his life in Europe. This image of his childhood friend, Fanny Watts, was the first by Sargent to be exhibited at the Salon, a juried art exhibition held in Paris annually.


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