Gift of the family of the Rev. and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, 1965
Not on view
This portrait by the esteemed figure painter Cecilia Beaux depicts Anson Phelps Stokes (1838–1913) and his wife, Helen Louisa Stokes (1846–1930), in their Madison Avenue residence. The unconventional composition foregrounding the woman, with the man modestly relegated to the background, echoes John Singer Sargent’s famous portrait of the sitters’ daughter-in-law and son painted in London the previous year (38.104).
Signature: [at lower right]: Cecilia Beaux
Mr. and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, New York and Lenox, Massachusetts, after 1898; their son and daughter-in-law, Reverend and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, New Haven, Connecticut and Washington, D. C., until 1962; Reverend and Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, Brookline, Massachusetts, I.N.P. Stokes, Riverdale, New York, and Mrs. and Mrs. John Davis Hatch Jr., Lenox, Massachusetts, 1962–1965