John Singer Sargent

Mrs Wertheimer

1904

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1632 x 1079 mm
frame: 1900 x 1300 x 160 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes 1922
Reference
N03706

Catalogue entry

N03706 MRS WERTHEIMER 1904

Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent 1904’ b.r.
Canvas, 64 1/4×42 1/2 (163×108).
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: R.A., 1904 (301); Franco-British, Shepherd's Bush, 1908 (297, repr. facing p.154).
Lit: Downes, 1925, pp.43–6, 183, 212–13, repr. facing p.176; Charteris, 1927, pp.164, 272, repr. facing p.164; Mount, 1955, pp.225, 438; McKibbin, 1956, p.130; Mount, 1957, pp.187, 347.
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1904, p.154; Art Journal, 1911, p.3.

The second of the two portraits of Mrs Wertheimer (née Flora Joseph), painted in 1904. The earlier version, which shows her standing, belonged in 1953 to Mrs Wilson-Young of Barham Hall, Ipswich (see also N03705 and N03707). Mrs Wertheimer was the daughter of an antique dealer, Edward Joseph, and she died in December 1922 at the age of seventy-five. See also J. Havard Thomas, N02268.

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