Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes

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Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes MET DT1225.jpg
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes
Year1897 (1897)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States

Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes is an 1897 painting by John Singer Sargent. It is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

The portrait depicts the New York architect and philanthropist Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867–1944) and his wife, Edith Minturn Stokes (1867–1937), whom he married in 1895, and had previously posed for Daniel Chester French's Statue of The Republic that was featured at the World's Columbian Exposition.[2]

The portrait was commissioned as a wedding gift for the couple and originally planned to feature Edith alone in evening wear, it was then changed to Edith in day wear posing next to a Great Dane. The dog became unavailable and Isaac stood in its place.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes - John Singer Sargent - 38.104 - Work of Art - Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Metropolitan Museum of Art".
  2. ^ Morrone, Francis (1997), "The Ghost of Monsieur Stokes", City Journal, New York: The Manhattan Institute (August), retrieved 2 August 2015
  3. ^ "Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897, by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Oil on canvas". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011.