Curators Reflect: Sargent’s “Virginie Amélie Avegno, Madame Gautreau (Madame X)”

November 10, 2022

Curator Aimee Ng explores why she views this newly acquired study for John Singer Sargent’s infamous painting Madame X as “one of the most human of his many renderings of Madame Gautreau.” The expressive drawing is currently on display at Frick Madison in The Eveillard Gift, through February 26, 2023.

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)
Virginie Amélie Avegno, Madame Gautreau (Madame X), ca. 1884

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