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
Philip Wilson STEER | Seated nude: The black hat

STEER, Philip Wilson
England 1860
France 1882-84, frequent visits to France thereafter
Seated nude: The black hat c.1900
oil on canvas
50.8 (h) x 40.6 (w) cm
Tate, London, presented by Contemporary Art Society in 1941

Steer painted many nudes in which his figures are set in a domestic environment. In Seated nude:The black hat he depicted his model sitting at ease among her discarded clothes, still wearing her hat. Her incomplete state of undress emphasises her nakedness. Steer never exhibited this work because his friends suggested that it was improper to paint a nude wearing a hat.

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