Catalogue entry

N03713 ALMINA, DAUGHTER OF ASHER WERTHEIMER 1908

Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent’ t.l. and ‘1908’ t.r.
Canvas, 52 3/4×39 3/4 (134×98·5), with painted strips 5 (13), 3 1/2 (9), 4 1/4 (11), and 5 1/2 (14) wide turned over along top, left, right and bottom edges respectively.
Presented to the National Gallery by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes 1922; transferred 1926.
Coll: As for N03705.
Exh: Fair Women, International Society, May–July 1910 (31), as ‘Almina’, lent by Asher Wertheimer.
Lit: Robert Ross, ‘The Wertheimer Sargents’ in Art Journal, 1911, p.8, repr. p.6; Downes, 1925, p.199; Charteris, 1927, p.270 (listed as of 1902); Mount, 1955, pp.225, 437 (as 1902); McKibbin, 1956, p.130; Mount, 1957, pp.187, 349.

The sitter, who also appears in N03712, wears Persian costume and holds a Persian sixteenth-century eight-stringed lute.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II