Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, by John Singer Sargent. 🎨A colorful8/14/2021, 7:00:52 AM
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, by John Singer Sargent. 🎨A colorful depiction of Gertrude Agnew, the wife of Sir Andrew Agnew, at the time of her engagement. Her fiancé commissioned this portrait to endow her with additional notability and prestige. Sargent pictured her in a three-quarter length pose, dressed in a white gown with a silk mauve sash as an accessory around her waist, with a wall behind her that is exquisitely draped with blue Chinese silk. While Mr Sargent has abandoned none of his subtlety, he has abandoned his mannerisms, and has been content to make a beautiful picture of a charming subject, under conditions of repose. 👨🎨John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) was the leading portraitist of his generation and a very prolific, successful artist in the 19th century. His sketchy style lingers in impressionism and absorbs the different trends he knew during his travels around the world. That nomad lifestyle allowed him to become a very cultivated individual since youth. That and the fact that he was a polyglot allowed him to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he became a star student and started exhibiting at 23. His portraits are known for their extraordinary individualism and personality, but received some tough reviews at their time for their avant-garde reminiscences. 📐Height: 127 cm (50 in). Width: 101 cm (39.8 in). Oil on canvas, 1892. 🏛National Gallery of Scotland. What do you think about this? Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨! Shop your art in the Link in Bio.