John Singer Sargent -- Letters  (Frontpage)

Vernon Lee to her mother June 1883
Vernon Lee
Vernon Lee
He has taken a whole tiny house, so extremely pretty, quite aesthetic and English, with splendid big studio and a pretty garden with roses and all done up with Morris paper & rugs and matting. From his having invested in this house I presume Miss Burckhardt is gone off the horizon [1] . . . There were two very fine portraits in his studio.

(Vernon Lee Letters, ed. Irene Cooper Willis (privately printed, 1937) pp. 116-117; quoted in Olson, p. 100)


Miss Charlotte Louise Burckhardt and Sargent were an item, starting in the summer of 1881. By June 1883, it had ran its course.