Mrs. Fiske Warren And Her Daughter Rachel
Painting - Oil On Canvas
"Mrs. Fiske Warren (Gretchen Osgood) and Her Daughter Rachel"
Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: Height: 1,524 mm (60 in); Width: 1,025.50 mm (40.37 in)
Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Inscriptions: Lower left: John S. Sargent 1903
Gretchen Osgood Warren—member of a prominent Boston family and an accomplished poet—posed with her eldest daughter at Fenway Court, now the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The works of art around the figures, such as the intricately carved chairs on which they sit, underscore their refinement. Sargent's technique here is virtuosic: note the silvery brushstrokes on Mrs. Warren's dress and the thick stroke of white, tinged with green, on the arm of the chair. Sargent emphasizes the beauty and elegance of his sitters, but the affection their poses suggest is contradicted by their aloof expressions. This portrait combines surface brilliance with an underlying air of tension.
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Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Additional image editing by Eric Glaser
September 29th, 2021
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