John Singer Sargent was known for his portraiture, but more specifically he is known for giving each sitter a personality, each and every portrait (and he completed around 600) seems to breath a life of its own. Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (ca. 1892) is a perfect example of the personality found in his works.
”They are works that have travelled through the centuries to form a priceless collection. So how do you make sure they can travel safely across the other side of the world to Australia?” [John Singer Sargent’s Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892.] (The Guardian)