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 | Boy with pipes (The young shepherd)

Russia 1873 – Australia 1930
Australia 1887-1900; France 1900-01; England 1901-21; Australia from 1921
Boy with pipes (The young shepherd) c.1913
oil on canvas
58.5 (h) x 38.5 (w) cm
private collection, courtesy of Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

The model for Boy with pipes was Lambert’s son, Maurice. But the image is more than a painting of a nude boy playing a pipe and may be intended to portray a young shepherd. It also suggests the scene in Peter Pan where Peter is marooned on a rock, playing his pipe.

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