Two Girls on a Lawn

John Singer Sargent American

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Sargent probably painted Two Girls on a Lawn at Fladbury Rectory, an old house he rented in Worcestershire, in the English countryside. His sister Violet is shown at left, wearing a black mourning dress as her father, Dr. FitzWilliam Sargent, had recently died. The woman in white is a family friend about whom little in known. In this work, Sargent was less concerned with capturing individual likenesses than with creating a daring two-dimensional pattern in black and white, against the broadly painted grassy background.

Two Girls on a Lawn, John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London), Oil on canvas, American

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