Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885-6 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925 Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1887 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01615

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885-6 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925 Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1887 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01615

The title comes from a song that was very popular when Sargent (nicknamed “Scamp”) started the painting. Sargent himself was actually a fan of Wagnerian opera. So the name is a bit of joke.

You can hear a 207 recording of the song at author Hugh Brewster’s site. Utterly wonderful! Hugh wrote the 2012 NY Times reviewed book Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage.

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