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
 
Charles CONDER | A decoration
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CONDER, Charles
England 1868 – England 1909
Australia 1884-90, England and France 1890-1902, England from 1902
A decoration
[Formerly listed in Titan as "A decoration (on silk?)"]
(1894-1904)
Drawing
Watercolour
watercolour
silk with unknown, non-rigid backing
image 224.0 (h) x 127.0 (w) cm
signed l.r., watercolour "Conder" not dated
Purchased 1978
NGA 1978.561
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A decoration was once owned by Pickford Waller, an English designer and a collector of Conder’s work, as well as paintings by Spencer Gore, George Lambert, William Nicholson, Charles Shannon and Whistler. In his house in Pimlico, Waller placed this large decorative piece in a room that was entirely hung with Conder’s works. It includes features that are typical of Conder’s work, such as the oval medallion, wreaths and ribbons, and decorative borders.

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