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Mrs. Charles E. Inches (Louise Pomeroy)

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In 1887, Sargent made his first visit to the United States as a working artist. In New York, Newport, and Boston, Sargent painted more than twelve formal portraits, aided in his endeavors by author and friend Henry James’s description of his talent and his previous success in the Parisian art...

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Upper left: John S. Sargent; upper right: 1887


1887, husband of the sitter, Dr. Charles E. Inches (1841-1911), Boston; 1911, by descent to the sitter, Louise Pomeroy (Mrs. Charles E.) Inches (1861-1933); 1933, by descent to her daughter, Louise Brimmer Inches (Mrs. Henry) Seton; 1971, by descent to her husband, Henry Seton; 1974, to a private collection; 1991, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

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Anonymous gift in memory of Mrs. Charles Inches' daughter, Louise Brimmer Inches Seton



86.36 x 60.64 cm (34 x 23 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas