Portrait of Madame La Comtesse Jacques De Ganay 
( Renee De Maille) 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Private colection 
Oil on canvas  
Oval 28 ¾ x 19 5/8 in
Signed and dated upper left John S.Sargent 
Jpg: Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc. 
La Comtesse Jacques De Ganay was a promrnant member of Parisian high society.She is mentioned in Prouts' account (under the pen name of Tout-Pais) of  "A Literary Feast At Versailles" which was attended by just about everyone in Sargent's world: 

Artists such as Giovanni Boldini, J.J. Tissot, Jean Beraud, Paul Helleu and Léon Delafosse.  Along with social celebrities such as Dr. Pozzi, Judith Gautier and the actress Sarah Bernhardt. 

The Artist 
Madame de Ganay 1885 
By descent in the family above until 2000 
Private Collection until 2002 


My gratitude to Stephanie for letting me know about this painting on the net. 

As of 2/24/2002 it was offered for sale at Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc. 

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Created 4/24/2002