John Singer Sargent’s Lady Agnew of Lochnaw is considered one of his best works. The original oil on canvas is part of the permanent collection at the Scottish National Gallery and it dates back to 1892-93. A giclee print reproduction of this powerful artwork is available on stretched canvas at Art America.
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw was an excellent example of portraiture in a modern style, with a delicate brushwork and hazy colors that evoke a sense of dreamy nostalgia. The painting sprung from the artist’s impressionistic period, reflecting his desire to push the boundaries in traditional portrait painting. Fans of John Singer Sargent can appreciate in Lady Agnew of Lochnaw what makes him one of the iconic painters from the 19th century art world.
This masterly piece by John Singer Sargent reminds us that he was more than just a portrait painter – another acclaimed work by the artist is El Jaleo, painted in 1880 and currently exhibited at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It shows his lively brush stroke and use of bright colors to create an exciting atmosphere, with echoes to his beloved Impressionism that captivated art audiences worldwide.