Vernon Lee

Vernon Lee

John Singer Sargent


Oil paint on canvas

Support: 537 x 432 mm; frame: 750 x 640 x 88 mm

Courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London (N04877)

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Explaining that Vernon Lee was the pen-name of the writer and art critic, Violet Paget (1856-1935), the Tate Gallery's label of August 2004 added that "Sargent had known her since childhood when their families had been neighbours in Nice, and she remained a friend all his life.'" [Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links. Commentary continues below.]