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
John LAVERY | In Morocco

Ireland 1856 – Ireland 1941
Scotland c.1875-79, England and France 1879-85, Scotland 1885-96, England 1896-1939, with regular visits to North Africa, Ireland from 1939
In Morocco 1913
oil on canvas
200.0 (h) x 174.7 (w) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest in 1915

John Lavery enjoyed working outdoors, taking the opportunity to depict the effects of light and shade. In his painting In Morocco, he captured the intensity of North African light and colour. It portrays Lavery’s second wife, Hazel, with her daughter Alice, and Ben Ali Rabbati holding the dog.

Lavery travelled widely and regularly spent the winter in Morocco, where the Australian artist Hilda Rix Nicholas visited him in 1914.

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