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
 
Kathleen O'CONNOR | Two café girls

 
O'CONNOR, Kathleen
Aotearoa New Zealand 1876 – Australia
Australia 1891-1906, England and France 1906-55, with regular visits to Australia, Australia from 1955
Two café girls c.1914
Painting
oil on canvas
60.0 (h) x 47.5 (w) cm
private collection
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Kathleen O’Connor was an objective recorder of Parisian life. Smoking in a public place was fashionable among young women in the 1910s and 1920s, who considered it to be a sign of liberation. O’Connor portrayed her two girls as modern women, enjoying themselves smoking and drinking in a café.

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