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Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Lady in White (No. 2)
about 1910
22 3/8 x 21 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly

Singularly self-contained, Dewing's model is perfectly in keeping with the elegance of the antique Louis XV chair, which had been handed down in his wife's family. Rich earth tones playing over the sitter's dress are reminiscent of glazes on the Asian ceramics that Dewing collected.