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
Charles SIMS | By summer seas

SIMS, Charles
England 1873 – Scotland 1928
France 1891-92, 1887-88, frequent visits to France, Belgium and Scotland thereafter
By summer seas c.1904
oil on canvas
image 70.0 (h) x 90.0 (w) cm
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, gift of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1936

In 1921 the British art critic PG Konody wrote in Art in Australia of Sims’ works: ‘Whatever task Sims approaches he carries it out with keen enjoyment … Life is an eternal Arcadian holiday for him ... The key-note of his art is an intense joie de vivre. And this joie de vivre expressed in his paintings is contagious. The serene happiness of Sims’ art makes the spectator forget all the worries and tribulations and petty concerns of his daily life’.

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