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The Art of John Singer Sargent in the White House - Photo 1

The Art of John Singer Sargent in the White House - Photo 1

Artist
John Singer Sargent
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

The Art of John Singer Sargent in the White House - Photo 1

This painting by renowned artist John Singer Sargent depicts a young woman reclining in bed under a protective mosquito net. The black net stands in stark contrast to the rest of the painting's lighter tones. Marion Alice (Polly) Barnard, the daughter of a friend, was the model for the painting, which was part of Sargent's private works until his death. Sargent was American but achieved international fame as a portrait painter during his lifetime.

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