-- American painter
Oil on canvas
63.18 cm (30 1/4 x 24 7/8 in)
Bequest of Helen Swift Neilson
Sargent painted this one
copies which are both in private collections. This painting (which is
at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) was exhibited at the Society of
Artists in New York in March of 1879. A second version (Thumbnail) was
exhibited at the Salon that same year.
Girl (Dans Les Olivier)
New York loved it:
idyll . .
. [its] delightful coolness, exquisite delicacy and bright effect of
. . .mark its author as an artist of such freshness and originality
we feel justified in basing great hopes upon his future work.
Paris hated it, thought it
it with a Caricature.
(Daily Graphic, 8 March
The artist; Daniel
Cottier, 1879; Ichabod Williams, 1879; with Knoedler Galleries, New
York, 1915; with E.M. Anderson Collection Sale, New York, February 16,
1922, no. 6; with Scott and Fowles, New York; to Mrs. Francis (Helen
Swift) Neilson, New York, 1922-1946; to MFA, 1946, gift of Helen Swift
in Italy, 2002-2003
The image comes to me by way
Thurston, who writes:
Thank you Julia. The name is
actually A Capriote, I
when I hear from people that have found other paintings of Sargent.
painting I couldn't
find that I have always really liked is "Capri." In it there is a young
woman leaning against a curving tree trunk. . .
I was looking
around for "Capri" on the web, and I found it . . . . I originally saw
it at the Sargent exhibition at The National Gallery of Art, which was
incredible and has made him one of my favorite artists since. This
of it doesn't do it justice of course but at least you could see which
painting I was talking about! Thanks,