John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

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Portrait of Madame X, 1884

The original portrait of socialite Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau caused major controversy when exhibited in Paris. John Singer Sargent’s first painting was more sensual, with the right strap of the dress falling off her shoulder. He overpainted the shoulder strap and changed the title, but the controversy damaged his career. He eventually left Paris for England permanently.

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Study of Mme Gautreau, circa 1884
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Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889
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George Elgar Hicks (1824-1914)

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Maud Muller, 1882

Károly Lotz (1833-1904)

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Spring (Portrait of Ilona Lippich), 1894
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Horses in a Rainstorm, 1862

 

William Clarke Wontner (1857-1930)

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Esme, 1919

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)

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Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait, 1908
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Icy Night, New York, 1898

 

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

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Julie Daydreaming, 1894

Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. (1862-1932)

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Opera singer Mary Garden dressed as Melisande for the opera, Pelleas and Melisande, 1908

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

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Marie Spartali, 1868
Pre-Raphaelite artist