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
 
Giovanni BOLDINI | Portrait of a lady, Mrs Lionel Phillips
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BOLDINI, Giovanni
Italy 1842 – France 1931
France from 1871, with regular visits to England
Portrait of a lady, Mrs Lionel Phillips 1903
Painting
oil on canvas
193.0 (h) x 155.0 (w) cm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Florence, Lady Phillips (1863–1940) was the daughter of a South African land surveyor. In 1885, she met and married Lionel Phillips, who had become wealthy in the 1880s by mining diamonds. They lived in England from 1898 to 1906, during which time Lady Phillips developed a keen interest in art and bought contemporary works — by William Orpen, William Rothenstein, Walter Sickert and Philip Wilson Steer, as well as by Pissarro, Monet and Sisley. In 1919, her daughter Edith married the artist William Nicholson.

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