This is my favorite portrait by John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). The sitter is Mrs. Charles E. Inches (nee Louise Pomeroy) and was painted by Sargent in 1887. It now hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Aside from the rich colors and sophisticated subject, I find Mrs. Inches to be the epitome of Rustic Chicness, especially in her ruby velvet gown, upswept hair and choker alighting such a soignee neck. It’s a moment in time from a bygone era.
Photo from Museum of Fine Arts Boston