Description One American expatriate has painted another. Stewart was the son of the noted collector William H. Stewart, an expatriate from Philadelphia who resided in Paris. He studied with the artists his father had come to know Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eduardo Zamacoïs, and Raimundo de Madrazo, becoming a fashionable, cosmopolitan portrait and genre painter. Stewart has posed Mrs. Blake, an American who lived in Menton on the French Riviera, against a Japanese screen.
- To Arrest the Ravages of Time: Caring for Art at the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
- High Society: American Portraits of the Gilded Age. Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg. 2008.
Provenance Acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houston, Washington, D.C., 1969; given to Walters Art Museum, 1969.
Inscriptions [Signature] bottom left: JL Stewart, 1908
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houston, 1969
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