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
Hilda FEARON | Studio interior

England 1878 – 1917
Germany 1897-99
Studio interior 1914
oil on canvas
99.3 (h) x 84.4 (w) cm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide gift of Sir Will Ashton, in memory of his parents in 1945

The tall windows, high walls and deep cornices in Studio interior suggest this is a drawing room in a comfortable house. The seated woman and two children do not seem to relate to each other; they sit and stand in this room like stilled figures on a stage, posing for their portrait. Yet sunlight streams through a French window, suggesting a brighter, more energised world beyond this intimate interior.

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