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
Hugh RAMSAY | Self-portrait in white jacket

Scotland 1877 – Australia 1906-03-05
Australia 1878-1900, England and France 1900-02, Australia from 1902
Self-portrait in white jacket 1901-02
oil on canvas
92.3 (h) x 73.5 (w) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, presented through the NGV Foundation by Mrs Nell Turnbull, niece of the artist and by her children John Fullerton, Patricia Fullerton and Fiona Fullerton, Founder Benefactors in 2002

In Self-portrait in white jacket Ramsay paid homage to his contemporary John Singer Sargent, whose bold brushwork inspired Ramsay to paint with great vigour. He depicted himself as self-assured.

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