Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865 - 1932), John Singer Sargent, 1892. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1898 and made Sargent's name. The sculptor Rodin described him as 'the Van Dyck of our times'. Portrait commissions poured in and Sargent enjoyed something of a cult following in Edwardian society. It also launched Lady Agnew as a society beauty.
John Singer Sargent - 1900c Italian with a Rope oil on canvas 61 x 47.7 cm Private Collection. I'm crazy about those fantastic free brushstrokes to define the shadow and movement of the fabric. I love looking at the thumbnail and then clicking on it to reveal how loose it all really is.