Parasol - John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925). A Morning Walk - 19th-century American Women: On the History & Art of Parasols & Umbrellas Artists, Walks John, John Singer Sargent, Oil Paintings, Inspiration, Walks 1888, Sargent 1856 1925, John Singers Sargent, Mornings Walks
John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Reading, 1911 The parasol is the umbrella's daughter, And associates with a fan While her father abuts the tempest And abridges the rain. The former assists a siren In her serene display; But her father is borne and honored, And borrowed to this day. --Emily Dickinson
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes, 1897. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Edith Minturn Phelps Stokes (Mrs. I. N.), 1938 (38.104) | The Stokes were married on August 25, 1895, and the portrait by Sargent was a wedding gift from James A. Scrimse. Sargent's first intention was to paint a single portrait of Edith, but then he decided to paint her with a Great Dane. When the dog was no longer available I. N. Phelps Stokes took his place.