The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy  1907

by John Singer Sargent

The year 1907 was a turning point for John Singer Sargent, as he daringly stepped away from his successful career as a portraitist in favor of plein air painting. This strong and lively work aptly captures that moment of transition, combining landscape and portraiture in a composition that speaks to friendship and painterly pursuits while also celebrating color, surface, a...
71.4 x 56.5 cm (28 1/8 x 22 1/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago