-- American painter
Oil on canvas
56.5 x 71.8
cm (22 1/4
x 28 1/4 in.)
Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, and Founders Society Purchase,
Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1993.18
The painting was done in
Majorca, where they were spending an autumn. Sargent's older
Emily, is in the chair (foreground) reading a book, with their friend
Wedgwood, a member of the famous porcelain manufacturing family, on the
sofa (background), either reading or writing a letter.
Eliza said of it,
in oils such an amusing picture of Emily and me--in what John called
Mangers,' Emily's invention for keeping out mosquitoes."
Tonalism Detroit Institute of Arts)
Ormond, Richard, "John Singer Sargent: paintings, drawings,
watercolors," New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
Ormond, Richard, "John Singer Sargent," New York: Harper & Row,
1970, pl. 101.
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