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The tragic heroine of The House of Mirth (1905), Lily Bart, lingers at the broad staircase, observing the high-society people gathered in the hall below. Ill. A. B. Wenzell (Artist) - The House of Mirth
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau) (detail), 1883–84. Oil on canvas; 82 1/8 x 43 1/4 in. (208.6 x 109.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1916 (16.53)