JOHN SINGER SARGENT - FAMED AMERICAN PAINTER AND PORTRAIT ARTIST

John Singer Sargent

Painting

Isabella

Portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner

1888, Oil on canvas

Isabella Stewart Gardner was painted in 1888 when she was forty-seven years old. It was first exhibited at the St. Botolph Club in Boston.

A controversy about the halo design around her head, neckline, and full figure resulted in Isabella's husband, Jack Gardner, asking that the painting not be exhibited again in his lifetime. The painting was not exhibited publicly again until after her death in 1924.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

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