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John Singer Sargent letter to Mrs. Henry White, 1883 March 15

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item

Summary: A letter from Sargent to 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Joyce Treiman, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 647 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

How to Cite This Collection

John Singer Sargent letter to Mrs. Henry White, 1883 March 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.