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
Derwent LEES | The yellow skirt

LEES, Derwent
Australia 1885 – Great Britain 1931
England from 1905, visits to Europe 1912-14
The yellow skirt 1914
oil on wood panel
50.7 (h) x 38.3 (w) cm
Carrick Hill Trust, Hayward Bequest, Adelaide

The model for The yellow skirt was most likely Derwent Lees’ wife Edith Brice, known as Lyndra. Lees met Lyndra through Augustus John, for whom she had also modelled. In its subject this painting also resembles John’s  La Belle jardinière and Henry Lamb’s Edie McNeill.

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