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Mary E. Garrett
c 1904
(Gabrielle de Veaux Clements, 1917 copied from the portrait by John Singer Sargent, 1904.) 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
c. 1917 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Copy by Clements at Bryn Mawr College
Oil on canvas  
From: Bryn Mawr College 

[Miss Carey Thomas, a close friend of Garrett since college] first approached Sargent about the Garrett commission in 1902 but Sargent declined, citing too many other projects. By 1904, however, he relented and both Garrett and Thomas went to London for the sitting. Sargent's first efforts were not to their liking, so they brought him props - a shawl, gloves and flowers - to enliven Mary's image. They also monitored his work on a group portrait of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine founders [called "The Four Doctors"], commissioned by Garrett. Sargent later wrote that their constant attention made him feel "like a rabbit in the presence of a boa constrictor." 

The Four Doctors 
From: Norman Kane
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Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 

What can you tell me about Mary E. Garrett?   Specifically, was she a friend of Sarah Orne Jewett? 

Thank you.  Norman Kane



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