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
Henry LAMB | Edie McNeill

LAMB, Henry
Australia 1883 – Great Britain 1960
England from 1886, with visits to France, Ireland and Italy
Edie McNeill 1911
oil on canvas
127.5 (h) x 76.2 (w) cm
Southampton City Art Gallery, acquired through the Chipperfield Bequest Fund in 1938

The model, Edie McNeill, was a sister of Dorelia, Augustus John’s second wife and favourite model. Like Dorelia, who posed for John’s La Belle jardinière, Edie was dark haired with a tanned complexion. Lamb, John and Derwent Lees all painted images of artistic women in imaginary landscapes.

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