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Core GC Sargent Carnation Lily TB

by John Singer Sargent
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Core GC Sargent Carnation Lily TB
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item code: 11111

Large square greetings card featuring John Singer Sargent's Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885-6.

16 x 16cm. White envelope included. Inside left blank for your own message.

The inspiration for this picture came during a boating expedition Sargent took on the Thames at Pangbourne in September 1885, with the American artist Edwin Austin Abbey, during which he saw Chinese lanterns hanging among trees and lilies. He began the picture while staying at the home of the painter F.D. Millet at Broadway, Worcestershire, shortly after his move to Britain from Paris. At first he used the Millets's five-year-old daughter Katharine as his model, but she was soon replaced by Polly and Dorothy (Dolly) Barnard, the daughters of the illustrator Frederick Barnard, because they had the exact haircolour Sargent was seeking. Dolly, aged eleven, is on the left; Polly, aged seven, is on the right.

  • Artist John Singer Sargent
  • Artwork Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
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