A letter from Sargent to Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherford White (Mrs. Henry White), informing her that he has not finished her portrait, asking permission to send it to the academy for exhibition when completed, and mentioning his portrait of the Boit children and of Mme. Gautreau. Also included are a partial transcription of the letter; data about the letter; and a clipping of the Boit and White portraits.
John Singer Sargent letter to Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherford White, 1883 March 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
35mm microfilm reel 647 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Originals returned to lender, Joyce Treiman, after microfilming.
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a portrait painter from London, England. Born in Florence and educated in Europe. Portrayed members of high society and aristocracy and became one of the most sought after portraitists of his day.
Lent for microfilming by Joyce Treiman, 1973, who acquired it from Fine Art Source Material, 1971.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001