One American expatriate has painted another. Stewart was the son of the noted collector William H. Stewart, an expatriate from Philadelphia who resided in Paris. He studied with the artists his father had come to know Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eduardo Zamacoïs, and Raimundo de Madrazo, becoming a fashionable, cosmopolitan portrait and genre painter.

Stewart has posed Mrs. Blake, an American who lived in Menton on the French Riviera, against a Japanese screen.


  • Title: Portrait of Mrs. Francis Stanton Blake
  • Creator: Julius Le Blanc Stewart (American, 1855-1919)
  • Date Created: 1908
  • Subject Keywords: dress; hair; fan; fashion; standing; profile
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Julius Le Blanc Stewart (American, 1855-1919)
  • Provenance: Acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houston, Washington, D.C., 1969; given to Walters Art Museum, 1969.
  • Object Type: paintings
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] bottom left: JL Stewart, 1908
  • Geography: Place of Origin: France
  • Exhibitions: High Society: American Portraits of the Gilded Age. Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg. 2008., To Arrest the Ravages of Time: Caring for Art at the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • Dimensions: H: 78 3/4 x W: 44 1/4 in. (200 x 112.4 cm); framed: H: 83 1/4 x W: 49 x 2 3/8 in. (211.46 x 124.46 x 6.03 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Houston, 1969
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2465

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