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
Henry TONKS | The pearl necklace

TONKS, Henry
England 1862 – 1937
Italy 1910, frequent visits to France
The pearl necklace c.1905
oil on canvas
102.0 (h) x 70.5 (w) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

In the early 1900s Henry Tonks painted poetic images of beautiful and elegant women in wistful reverie. His success depicting such images led the critic CH Collins Baker to praise his ability to convey the inner tensions and humanity of his subjects, and the way ‘the implication of their complexities and mysteries’ made them beautiful.  (The Studio, vol. 49, 1910)

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