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
John LAVERY | Mrs Lavery sketching

Ireland 1856 – Ireland 1941
Scotland c.1875-79, England and France 1879-85, Scotland 1885-96, England 1896-1939, with regular visits to North Africa, Ireland from 1939
Mrs Lavery sketching 1910
oil on canvas
200.0 (h) x 99.0 (w) cm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Mrs Lavery sketching was probably painted outdoors. The almost strolling pose and the sunshade umbrella were devices used by the French Impressionists. In 1909, Lavery married Hazel Trudeau (1880–1935), a beautiful and inspiring woman who Lavery painted many times.

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