In 1886, Sargent moved from Paris to London, where he still enjoyed a reputation as a fashionable and cosmopolitan painter. He spent the next few years painting commissioned portraits as well as portraits of friends and acquaintances. The Royal Academy in London exhibited a number of these portraits, further cementing his standing in the art world. His fame in England spread to America, and he began to travel back and forth between the two nations to execute portraits. He would be best known for portraiture until he all but gave up such commissions in 1907.
Mrs. Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, ca. 1897
Graphite on paper, 24 x 15.1 cm (sketchbook page)
Fogg Art Museum*
The Triumph of Religion