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
Gwen JOHN | The nun

JOHN, Gwen
Wales 1876 – France 1939
England from 1895, France 1898, France from 1903 with occasional visits to England thereafter
The nun mid-1910's
oil on cardboard
71.2 (h) x 52.0 (w) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest in 1947
© Gwen John, 1910s/DACS. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney

The nun is a portrait of Sister Marie Céline, one of the Dominican Sisters of Charity at Meudon. John lived near the convent and painted a number of portraits of the nuns, often with only subtle variations.

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