John Singer Sargent’s The Lady With the Umbrella: an artist letting his hair down

By Skye Sherwin

This giant come-on of an image, from 1911, shows a more relaxed, experimental side to the great flatterer of Edwardian high society

Sargent was the great flatterer of Edwardian high society, famed for his oil portraits of its belles and beaus. Although on familiar territory, this watercolour is clearly the work of an artist letting his hair down.

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