4: Beckwith

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James Carroll Beckwith, Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit (1901), oil on canvas, 78.7 × 67.3 cm, Private collection. 

Mrs. Nesbit failed as a seamstress but her daughter’s face was a success and Evelyn supported her family by modeling. James Carroll Beckwith painted the topless fourteen-year-old, a dark kimono just slipping from her shoulders.

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