Marabou wonders why “Madame X” is so popular among visitors to The Met’s American Wing. “Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)” (16.53), John Singer Sargent, 1883-4.

Marabou looks up at the painting entitled, “Madame X” by John Singer Sargent. Madame X is wearing a black corseted evening gown with a deep sweetheart neckline.

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