The Sketch (1902). Beatrice Baxter Ruhl in Newport, Rhode Island. Photograph by Gertrude Käsebier (American, 1852–1934).
Ruhl was a writer who had at least 5 books published and was a painter of moderate talent.
Unlike her contemporaries, Käsebier focused more on the expression and individuality of the person than the costumes and customs. Käsebier sometimes removed genuine ceremonial articles or props from a sitter in order to concentrate on the face or stature of the person.