New on View: John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Charlotte Cram

By | April 25, 2018

In Portrait of Charlotte Cram, artist John Singer Sargent captured a true moment of childhood: a 7-year-old just trying to sit still. Melissa Wolfe, curator for American art, explains why the new acquisition is so important for the Museum’s collection.

 

 

 

Image Caption: John Singer Sargent, American, 1856–1925; “Portrait of Charlotte Cram”, 1900; oil on canvas; 34 3/4 × 24 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Friends Fund Endowment, Museum Purchase, and funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy; Eliza McMillan Trust, Bequest of Elsie A. Kuhn, Gift of Edward J. Costigan in memory of his wife, Sara Guth Costigan, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Alden Sears, Gift of J. Harold Pettus, Gift of Charles F. Galt, Gift of William Henry Gruen, and Gift of Peggy Ives Cole, by exchange 210:2017

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