ca. 1883-84
oil on canvas
Unframed: 18 3/4 × 15 1/2 in. (47.63 × 39.37 cm)
Framed: 31 3/4 × 27 1/8 × 4 1/4 in. (80.65 × 68.9 × 10.8 cm)
 Smoothly blended passages meet sharp articulations in this keenly rendered portrait of the Chilean-born Eugenia Errazuriz. Sargent met Errazuriz in Paris in 1880 or 1881, and she quickly became one of a handful of sitters whom the artist rendered freely, without the stylistic constraints of commissioned portraiture. An artist and patron herself, Errazuriz enjoyed an impressive social presence among European art circles, befriending such luminaries as Walter Sickert, Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau, and Pablo Picasso. Sargent returned to the subject of Errazuriz several times; a slightly larger and earlier version of this painting is inscribed, “Souvenir de John S. Sargent,” suggesting the cordial relationship between sitter and painter.
Donated by James W. McGlothlin as part of the James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection of American Art
Ormond/Kilmurray: no. 70.
"The Real Beauty: The Artistic World of Eugenia Errazuriz," Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee (28 January-8 April 2018).

"John Singer Sargent," Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services, New York (24 October - 6 December 2013): no. 40.

"American Art from the McGlothlin Collection" Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (1 May - 18 July 2010).

"Capturing Beauty: American Impressionist & Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (19 May-18 September, 2005).

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