Our founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was born today in 1875. Here’s a delightful drawing of her by John Singer Sargent.
John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, c. 1913. Charcoal and graphite on paper, 24 5/8 × 19 5/8 in. (62.5 × 49.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Flora Miller Biddle, Pamela T. LeBoutillier, Whitney Tower, and Leverett S. Miller 92.22