Mr. and Mrs. John White Field
John Singer Sargent
Oil on canvas
44 7/8 x 32 in. (113.9825 x 81.28 cm.)
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (1891.10)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John White Field
Commentary on the PAFA site
John White Field and his wife, Eliza Peters Field, were wealthy members of an international social set that included some of the most noted writers and artists of the late nineteenth century. Among their acquaintances were literary figures such as Robert Browning, Charles Eliot Norton, and James Russell Lowell, and the sculptor William Wetmore Story. The couple were avid art collectors and acquired works by both European and American artists. In addition to this work, the Fields donated family portraits by Rembrandt Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Sully to the Academy collection.
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