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
Jacques-Emile BLANCHE | Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts

BLANCHE, Jacques-Emile
France 1861 – 1942
regular visits to England after 1884
Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts 1904
oil on canvas
92.1 (h) x 73.0 (w) cm
Tate, London, bequeathed by Charles Shannon in 1937

Jacques-Emile Blanche painted portraits of many artists and writers, including this portrait, Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts. Lifelong friends and partners Ricketts and Shannon shared a collection of art and antiquities. Blanche wrote: ‘Their flat was filled with exquisite things; Persian miniatures, Tangara figures, Egyptian antiques, jewels, and medals, which millionaires had overlooked.’ Oscar Wilde was a frequent visitor to their house, remarking that it was ‘the one house in London where you will never be bored.’  (Blanche, 1937)

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