DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Hugh RAMSAY | Portrait of the artist standing before easel

Scotland 1877 – Australia 1906-03-05
Australia 1878-1900, England and France 1900-02, Australia from 1902
Portrait of the artist standing before easel 1901-02
oil on canvas
128.0 (h) x 86.4 (w) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, bequest of the executors on behalf of Miss E. D. Ramsay in 1943

Ramsay painted a large number of self-portraits. In this work he depicted himself in his shared studio in the act of painting. Behind him is the hired piano which he and the artist JS MacDonald played to entertain friends such as Rupert Bunny, George Lambert and Max Meldrum. The room, which their friend Amy Lambert described as being unsanitary, served as the artists’ studio, sitting room, bedroom and kitchen.

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