after Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent
4" x 4" Canvas Panel
Mini Master Series
Celebrating the birthdays of famous artists
To view my Gallery or purchase this painting please visit Daily Paintworks. Larger originals or prints may be available by contacting me. (sorry this photo is a bit fuzzy although the colour is pretty acurate - I'll try again in daylight)
Portrait at Wikipedia (although the colour isn't as strong as in my book)
My personal birthday gift last year was a beautiful coffee table book of John Singer Sargent paintings. It was a double gift because I found it in an Oxfam shop and the proceeds went to charity. Isn't that great? I enjoy shopping in thrift stores for things like books, china, glassware, frames, etc. It's way more interesting than going to a big box store, plus the prices are better and it helps people in need.
A real win win.
|SELF PORTRAIT 1906|
JOHN SINGER SARGENT
Born in Florence, 12 January 1856 to American parents living in Europe. He studied at the Florence Academy and then under Carolus-Duran in Paris.
It is easy to see that an early influence of his was Diego Velasquez. This self-portrait by Sargent is a fine example of that. I probably love his work because in many ways it reminds me of Eduard Manet, my favourite Impressionist, who was also influenced by Velasquez.
In 1885 Sargent moved to London and found an impressively large studio where he painted many famous society beauties. He also traveled to the USA often to paint American celebrities. He was very prolific and his paintings can be seen in galleries and private collections around the world.
Sargent had bold but precise brushwork. He was a master of capturing light on skin and fabric. I particularly love his treatment of satin and silk.
18 April 1925 Died in London, UK aged 69
Cat # 14010 Lady in Lilac