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upper left: John S. Sargent; upper right: 1902

Provenance

The sitter's mother, Mrs. William Crowninshield Endicott [1833-1927]; bequeathed 1927 to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with life interest to her daughter (the sitter); released 1952 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to the sitter, Mary Endicott Chamberlain Carnegie [1864-1957]; gift 1958 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1902
Second Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, The Copley Society of Boston, Copley Hall, Boston, 1902, no. 121.
1903
135th Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1903, no. 166.
1916
Exhibition of Paintings by John Singer Sargent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1916, no cat.
1924
Retrospective Exhibition of Important Works of John Singer Sargent, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 1924, no. 13.
1925
Memorial Exhibition of the Work of John Singer Sargent, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1925, no. 76, repro.
1970
Two Centuries of American Portraits, University of Kentucky Art Gallery, Lexington; Paducah Art Gallery, Kentucky; J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, Kentucky, 1970, no cat.
1976
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1976-1977.
1982
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Kenneth Galbraith, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1982-1985.
1985
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Joe M. Rodgers, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1985-1989.
1989
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Walter Curley, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, 1989-1993.
1993
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Pamela Harriman, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, 1993-
2004
Art and the Oval Office: Presidential Selections from the Nation's Museums, 1960-2000, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2004-2005, no cat.
2005
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Craig R. Stapleton, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 2005-2009.
Bibliography
1925
Downes, William Howe. John S. Sargent: His Life and Work. Boston, 1925: 205-206.
1927
Charteris, Evan. John Sargent. New York, 1927: 270.
1956
McKibbin, David. Sargent's Boston. Exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956: 47, 88.
1969
Mount, Charles Merrill. John Singer Sargent: A Biography. Rev. ed. (originally published 1955). New York, 1969: 434.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 96, repro.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 218, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: repro. 145, 146.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 568, no. 864, color repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 332, repro.
1997
Rolfe, Julia Rayer, David Cannadine, Kenneth McConkey, and Wilfrid Mellers. The Portrait of a Lady: Sargent and Lady Agnew. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1997: 84, no. 8, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 115-117, color repro.