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Lady with the Rose 
(Miss Charlotte Louise Burckhardt) 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 
Oil on canvas 
84 x 44 in. 
Bequest of Mrs Valerie B, Hadden, 1932 
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From: Wonsug Jung 

 . . .the woman Sargent had [a] relationship with her right before she got married was Charlotte Louise Burckhardt (Lady with the Mrs. Edward Burckhardt and her Daughter LouiseRose, which is hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art . . .  I have read somewhere that there was even a talk of an engagement. She died so young, not long after her marriage, and though she looks very charming to my eyes in that painting, she is not attractive at all in the portrait where she and her mother was featured together.  

From: Wonsug Jung 

    "A romance between Sargent and Louise, perhaps initiated by Mrs Burckhardt, developed in the early 1880s and there was talk of an engagement, but prospects of a marriage seem to have evaporated by the summer of 1883." -- Complete Paintings vol.1 by R. Ormond p.65 
She married Roger Ackerley in 1889 . . . 

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