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
Glyn PHILPOT | Girl at her toilet

England 1884 – 1937
France 1905, Spain 1906
Girl at her toilet c.1908
oil on canvas
image 100.0 (h) x 85.0 (w) cm
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

The model for this work was Philpot’s sister, Daisy. When young, she had saved up her allowance to buy paints for Philpot, and she remained his devoted friend, secretary and housekeeper throughout his life. When it was first exhibited Girl at her toilet was noted for its similarity in composition to Sargent’s painting Madame X 1884 (Museum of Modern Art, New York).

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