In a letter to his future wife Beerbohm wrote: 'I have just done a rather good "Mr Sargent at Work"-more or less suggested by a musical party he gave some nights ago. Two fiddlers and a cellist in the foreground, and a duchess on a flatform in the background, and he in between, dashing at a canvas, with a big and swilling brush in either hand. I wish I could make my living by drawing.'
The Portrait of a Lady : Sargent and Lady Agnew, by Julia Rayer Rolfe)
By: Natasha Wallace
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