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
Philip Wilson STEER | Mrs Violet Hammersley

STEER, Philip Wilson
England 1860
France 1882-84, frequent visits to France thereafter
Mrs Violet Hammersley 1907
oil on canvas
214.0 (h) x 153.7 (w) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, May Grainger Bequest Fund in 1955
  • D. S. MacColl, Life, work Like those portrayed by William Orpen, and setting of Philip Wilson Steer, London: Faber Steer’s nudes appeared not as the classical ideal and Faber, 1945

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  • Bruce Laughton, Philip but as real, fl
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  • esh-and-blood people. The Wilson Steer, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971
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  • Australian artist, E. Phillips Fox particularly Renee Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales admired Steer’s work, especially his technique catalogue of British paintings, Sydney: Art Gallery and composition. Like Steer, he painted nude of New South Wales, 1987
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  • Jane Munro, subjects in believable settings. Philip Wilson Steer, 1860–1942, Cambridge: Fitzwilliam, 1986
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  • Kenneth McConkey, Edwardian portraits: Images of an age of opulence, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’
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  • Club, 1987
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  • Ysanne Holt, Philip Wilson Steer, Bridgend: Seren Books, 1992
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  • Alison Smith (ed.),Exposed: The Victorian nude, London: Tate Publishing, 2001.

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