The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant

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The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant
The Wyndham Sisters - Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tenant.jpg
Year1899 (1899)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, United States

The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant is an 1899 painting by John Singer Sargent. It is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1] The painting was hailed by the critics and dubbed “The Three Graces” by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII).[2]

Painting[edit]

The three daughters of the Honourable Percy Wyndham, a British politician and younger son of George Wyndham, 1st Baron Leconfield, appear in this monumental canvas. From the left, they are Madeline Adeane (1869–1941), Pamela Tennant (1871–1928), and Lady Elcho (1862–1937).[2]

Sargent painted them in the drawing room of their family's residence on Belgrave Square. Seen on the wall above them is George Frederic Watts’s portrait of their mother, establishing their genealogy and reminding viewers of Sargent's ties to older artists.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant - John Singer Sargent - 27.67 - Work of Art - Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Metropolitan Museum of Art".
  2. ^ a b c "John Singer Sargent | The Wyndham Sisters: Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant | The Met". metmuseum.org. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 11 February 2017.