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
J. FERGUSSON | Le Manteau chinois

Scotland 1874 – Glasgow 1961
frequent visits to France between 1895-1907, France 1907-14, England 1914-29, France 1929-39
Le Manteau chinois 1909
oil on canvas
195.5 (h) x 97.0 (w) cm
The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland

By the end of the Edwardian era designers had embraced fashion inspired by the Orient and stylish women wore harem pants, lampshade tunics and turbans in vibrant colours, with Eastern bejewelled slippers as accessories. In Le Manteau chinois Fergusson has used a flat, decorative style, emphasising basic shapes and bright colours, rather than tonality and modelling.

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