Lady with the Rose (Charlotte Louise Burckhardt)

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Lady with the Rose
Charlotte Louise Burckhardt
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent Edit this on Wikidata
Mediumoil paint, canvas
Dimensions213.4 cm (84.0 in) × 113.7 cm (44.8 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.32.154 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 12121

Lady with the Rose (Charlotte Louise Burckhardt) is an 1882 painting by John Singer Sargent. It is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.[1]

The subject of the painting, (Charlotte) Louise Burckhardt (1862—1892),[2] was the twenty-year-old daughter of a Swiss merchant, members of the artist's cosmopolitan circle in Paris. She was the first wife of the fruit importer ("Banana King") Roger Ackerley, father of the writer J. R. Ackerley; she died after two years of marriage.[3][4] The monochromatic tones and emphasis on the figure's silhouette are reminiscent of the style of the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez, whose work Sargent had been encouraged to study by his Parisian teacher Carolus-Duran. It was exhibited to great acclaim at the Paris Salon of 1882.

The work is on view at the Metropolitan Museum, Gallery 771.

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  1. ^ "Lady with the Rose (Charlotte Louise Burckhardt) - John Singer Sargent - 32.154 - Work of Art - Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History". Archived from the original on 26 November 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the young John Singer Sargent, Marc Simpson, Yale University Press, 1997, p. 114
  3. ^ My Father and Myself, J. R. Ackerley, Penguin Books, 1971, p. 15
  4. ^ The Letters of J. R. Ackerley, ed. Neville Braybrooke, Duckworth, 1975, p. 206