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
 
Norah SIMPSON | Studio portrait, Chelsea

 
SIMPSON, Norah
Australia 1895 – England 1974
England and France 1912-13, Australia 1913-15, England from 1915
Studio portrait, Chelsea 1915
Painting
oil on canvas
50.8 (h) x 40.7 (w) cm
Not signed. Not dated
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
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Simpson contrasted the girl’s meditative face with the more forceful, angular features of the tribal sculpture behind her. In doing so, she created a psychological tension; a contrast between the outer civilised self and the inner psyche.

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