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
 
John Singer SARGENT | Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer
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SARGENT, John Singer
Italy 1856 – England 1925
France and USA 1874-90, England from 1890, with regular visits to France, Italy and USA
Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908
Painting
oil on canvas
134.0 (h) x 101.0 (w) cm
Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
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Almina was the fifth daughter of the wealthy and well-known Bond Street dealer, Asher Wertheimer. The portrayal of European women as alluring ‘orientals’ was fashionable at the turn of the 20th century. Sargent portrayed Almina dressed in exotic costume with an ivory-white Persian dress, a turban entwined with pearls and holding a sarod, a musical instrument from northern India.

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