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
George COATES | Arthur Walker and his brother Harold (The Walker brothers)

COATES, George
Australia 1869 – England 1930
England 1897, France 1898-1900, England from 1900 with visits to Europe (1910, 1913, 1930) and Australia (1921)
Arthur Walker and his brother Harold (The Walker brothers) c.1912
oil on canvas
158.6 (h) x 130.4 (w) cm
Gift of Mrs George Coates in 1934 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Arthur wears an artist’s smock and holds a bronze statuette, possibly his most recent work, Snake charmer(which he exhibited the following year). Harold supportively sits behind him. Coates implied the harmonious relationship between the two brothers through his use of a traditional composition and a subtle tonal scheme of muted greys and browns.

Walker’s sculpture Florence Nightingale is included in the exhibition.

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