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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925): Beatrice Goelet, 1890, Oil on canvas, 162.6 x 86.3 cm (64 x 34 in.), Private collection
Here we have another portrait by John Singer Sargent. The sitter, Beatrice Goelet, is the daughter of Robert Goelet (1841 – 1899), then an American heir, businessman and yachtsman from New York City
Beatrice Goelet (1885–1902) died of pneumonia in 1902, aged 17.
This is another unfortunate event, after that of Boit sisters, who were the subject of our previous painting. As one of the painters.paintings' followers, @travelcat11 pointed out, "The daughters of Edward Darley Boit would never mary, and would live their lives essentially alone. Especially the older two, who are placed, in the painting, at the edge of a darkened and ambitious entryway, suffered from debilitating mental illnesses as adults, becoming increasingly isolated from the world and one another." (Sister Wendy Beckett)