Singer Sargent's Lord Ribblesdale
the Hon Charles Alfred Lister "Mug"
John Singer Sargent --
National Gallery of Art,
Oil on canvas
258.5 x 143.5 cm ( 101
3/4 x 56 1/2
Presented by Lord
Ribblesdale in memory
of Lady Ribblesdale and his sons, Captain the Hon. Thomas Lister and
the Hon. Charles Lister, 1916.
Signed and dated, bottom
Jpg: local source
Lord Ribblesdale was
Lister (1854-1925), 4th Baron Ribblesdale. He was Master of the
from 1892 to 1895, Liberal Whip of the House of Lords, Lord-in-Waiting,
and a Trustee of the National Gallery, London, from 1909 until his
Sargent first met
him at an Artists’
Benevolent Fund dinner then stayed with him at his house in the summer
of 1899. This was an un-commissioned portrait and Sargent was trying to
capture the archetype aristocratic and he fully succeeds.
The painting was
done in Sargent's Tite
and you can see the parquet floor and how Sargent had him stand up
the classical molding of his wall which adds to regal feel -- a man
in control of himself and his environment.
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