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
George LAMBERT | Important people

Russia 1873 – Australia 1930
Australia 1887-1900; France 1900-01; England 1901-21; Australia from 1921
Important people 1914, 1921
oil on canvas
134.7 (h) x 170.3 (w) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

In Important people Lambert presented a group of ordinary people at a time when the subjects of group portraits were often people with wealth or status in society. He mocked the assumption that importance is a matter of money or property. He created an allegorical image representing a range of human qualities that he regarded as important: motherhood, physical prowess, business acumen, and new life and energy.

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