'Vespers', John Singer Sargent, 1909

On the right a dark, shadowy figure is contrasted against a pathway set between a doorway and a set of columns.

Artist: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 71 x 91.5cm
Accession number: WAG 2634

Rapid, dazzling brushwork made Sargent the outstanding portraitist of his day. His virtuoso technique is here applied to a outdoor scene. It was painted during a visit to Corfu in 1909. Its spontaneity and rendering of sunlight is similar to the work of the French Impressionists.

 

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