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17 9.5 (4)

Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children  1896

by John Singer Sargent

This is a portrait of Adèle Meyer (née Levis) with her daughter Elsie Charlotte and son Frank Cecil. Her husband, a banker, was foreign emissary of the Rothschilds and chairman of De Beers. The theatrical composition of the painting, with its plunging perspective, perhaps reflects Mrs Meyer’s own passion for theatre and opera. By using studio props, including the wood pane...
2014 x 1340 mm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Tate Britain