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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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Inscription

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

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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

1887

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1991.926

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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