While attending an event at the Gibbes Museum of Art, I rediscovered the portrait of Mrs. Pierre Gautreau, or more well known as Madame X. I've always loved John Singer Sargent's work and I love the story of Madame X. Deborah Davis' book Strapless is about Madame X and her fall from Parisian society. The portrait at the Gibbes post-dates the Sargent painting. I'm not quite sure why or how this portrait ended up in Charleston, South Carolina, but I'm quite glad it did.
Madame Pierre Gautreau, 1897, by Antonio de la Gandara
Madame X, John Singer Sargent
Incomplete Study for Madame X, John Singer Sargent
Madame X in Sargent's Studio
Oil Sketch of Madame X Giving a Toast, John Singer Sargent