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
James WHISTLER | The artist's studio

United States 1834 – Great Britain 1903
France 1855-60, England 1860-92, France 1892-95, England from 1895
The artist's studio 1865
oil on cardboard
62.5 (h) x 47.0 (w) cm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The artist’s studio is one of Whistler’s first Japanese-inspired compositions. He portrayed an elongated figure dressed in oriental costume, and included blue and white porcelain in the background. He used a model who posed for many of his paintings. He depicted himself, wearing the long-sleeved waistcoat in which he usually painted, holding the small palette with raised edges to keep the liquid pigment from running off.

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