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
Jacques-Emile BLANCHE | Percy Grainger

BLANCHE, Jacques-Emile
France 1861 – 1942
regular visits to England after 1884
Percy Grainger 1906
oil on canvas
90.1 (h) x 71.0 (w) cm
Grainger Museum, The University of Melbourne

From 1901, virtuoso pianist, composer and conductor, Percy Grainger (1882–1961) was based in London, where he became popular at Edwardian salons because of his exceptional good looks and his ability to enliven events with his effervescent high spirits and outrageous behaviour. Blanche painted Percy Grainger, aged 24, at the height of his London success.

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