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
Thea PROCTOR | Fan design

Australia 1879 – Australia 1966-07-29
England 1903-12, Australia 1912-14, England 1914-21, Australia from 1921
Fan design c.1908
pencil, watercolour, chinese white on silk, fan shaped
sheet 20.5 (h) x 32.2 (w) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Bequest of Florence Turner Blake in 1959
© Thea Waddell
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Proctor was inspired by French 18th-century fan designs, and by Japanese and Chinese art in which the fan shape was also common. She frequently portrayed idyllic scenes of people at leisure outdoors.

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