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
Max MELDRUM | The yellow screen (Family group)

Scotland 1875 – Australia 1955-06-06
Australia 1889-1900; France 1900-13; Australia from 1913; USA, Europe 1931
The yellow screen (Family group)
[Le pararent jaune The family group]
oil on canvas mounted on composition board
217.5 (h) x 140.0 (w) cm
Purchased 1969
NGA 1969.52
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The figures represented in The yellow screen (Family group) are Max Meldrum, his wife Jeanne and his eldest daughter Ida. Meldrum was greatly influenced by the work and technique of the Spanish artist Velasquez. As a result, this work becomes as a study of tone, the forms existing only as they are defined by light.

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