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The Three Graces

The Three Graces

Three young women in the Metropolitian Museum of Art in New York City admire John Singer Sargent's 1899 portrait The Wyndham Sisters.  The three daughters of Percy Wyndham, a wealthy Londoner, appear in this monumental canvas. From the left, they are Madeline, Pamela, and Mary.  Sargent painted them in the drawing room of their family's residence on Belgrave Square. Seen on the wall above them is George Fredric Watt's portrait of their mother, which establishes their genealogy and reminds viewers of Sargent's ties to older artists. Displayed in 1900 at the Royal Academy, The Wyndham Sisters was hailed by the critics and dubbed "The Three Graces" by the Prince of Wales.  The history of the sisters and their family can be read about in Those Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton.

Oil on Birch Panel

36 x 40 Inches


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The Three Graces - Detail 1
The Three Graces - Detail 2
The Three Graces - Detail 3

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