Mrs. Charles E. Inches (Louise Pomeroy)

Mrs. Charles E. Inches (Louise Pomeroy)

John Singer Sargent


Oil on canvas

86.36 x 60.64 cm (34 x 23 7/8 in.)

Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1991.926)

Anonymous gift in memory of Mrs. Charles Inches' daughter, Louise Brimmer Inches Seton

Commentary from the MFA site

n 1887, Sargent made his first visit to the United States as a working artist. In New York, Newport, and Boston, Sargent painted more than twelve formal portraits, aided in his endeavors by author and friend Henry James’s description of his talent and his previous success in the Parisian art world. During this trip, Sargent painted Louise Pomeroy Inches of Boston. [Continued below]