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Rose-Marie Ormond Reading in a Cashmere Shawl
c 1908-1912 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Watercolor, gouache, and charcoal 
35.72 x 50.96 cm (14 1/16 x 20 1/16 in.) 
Museum Number M.72.52 
From: Jim Niendorff  

Sargent painted the subject diagonally lying on her back. The diagonal placement creates a tension in an otherwise serene subject. The painting is further enhanced with the subject’s head lying on a pillow that appears to have been painted with prussian blue while in the bottom right of the painting the subject’s feet are clad in shoes painted with cadmium red. And while the shawl is a maze of shadows and darks, the facial features were painted in six simple strokes. 
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Sargent in Italy, 2002-2003


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