John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889. Smallhythe, the Ellen Terry Collection – National Trust. | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” on view through October 4, 2015.
Fichu draped from hair to front on a pink silk bodice. Note how the pearls intertwine at the neckline and at the elbow of the sleeves. Detail from Portrait of a Woman Joseph Wright (Wright of Derby), 1770.