John Singer Sargent
Lady Fishing - Mrs Ormond 1889

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John Singer Sargent 1856–1925
Lady Fishing - Mrs Ormond
Date 1889
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1848 x 978 mm
frame: 1912 x 1058 x 75 mm
Acquisition Presented by Miss Emily Sargent in memory of her brother through the Art Fund 1929
Not on display

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In the summer of 1889 Sargent rented a large house in Fladbury, beside the River Avon. There he made a small oil sketch of his sister Violet standing on the river bank, holding a long fishing rod. She then posed for him for this large painting, probably out of doors, though not beside the river. The painting is unfinished, and Sargent has not yet added the fishing rod. The canvas was later rolled up, making the creases which you can see along the right hand side.

September 2004

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