Oil on Canvas 20x16"
Metropolitan Museum of Art
I was fascinated by the contrast between the three figures in Sargent's painting and our modern-day visitor. They are a little over a hundred years apart. Our modern world has witnessed so much change in a relatively short period of time. Yet, as our visitor contemplates on what the lives of the women in the painting must have been like, she is somehow connected with them as a member of a sisterhood who still have the same basic human values and needs.