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 | The song

Australia 1879 – Australia 1966-07-29
England 1903-12, Australia 1912-14, England 1914-21, Australia from 1921
The song c.1909
image 23.0 (h) x 23.5 (w) cm
Signed c.r., ink "Alathea Proctor". Not dated.
Purchased 1985
NGA 1985.643
© Thea Waddell
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Inspired by modernist art, Proctor used clean lines, simple forms and bold colours in The song. She depicted a singer dressed in the latest fashion ‘the tango’ dress, with its beaded fringe and wearing a turbaned, feathered headdress.

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