Miss Violet Sargent, John Singer Sargent, 1882, Canvas
Violet Sargent Ormond (February 9, 1870 - March 26, 1955) was the subject of a number of paintings by her brother John Singer Sargent. Raised in Florence by her expatriate American parents, her image was rendered by her brother numerous times from early childhood on.
Violet’s life was marked by a unique set of circumstances: she studied at Florence's Accademia di Belle Arti, embarked on an ill-fated voyage to New York with her brother John against their mother's wishes due to Violet being attached to the homosexual Britisher Francis Ormond. Yet rather than succumbing or rejecting societal norms and stigma towards homosexuality, Violet chose acceptance—she married him anyway and raised six children together in England despite criticism from family members, including their sister Emily, who wrote Vernon Lee concerning her 'ally perspective' “She says she has long since accepted the fact that he is abnormal, & she thinks he has too, now. The pity is that he has it in his power to cloud so many lives!”
High five, Violet.
Our fine art canvases transform any image into a beautiful work of art. Each one is produced using a giclée fine art printing process and hand finished by our experienced canvas framing team.
- 100+ year colour guarantee
- Two canvas edge finishing options: white, or image wrap
- Professional artist stretcher bars milled from the finest quality kiln-dried knotless pine
- Our canvas material is a finely textured artist-grade cotton canvas which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.
All out fine art is made to order, reducing landfill. Indulge in the exquisite craftsmanship of our fine art, meticulously crafted, printed, and framed in five regions across the USA. With our localized production approach, your art journeys less, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint while ensuring swift delivery to your doorstep. Experience the seamless fusion of quality and sustainability as we bring your art to life within 5-10 days, from creation to shipping.
While each small shop is on their own sustainability journey, our strict standards ensure every product meets a baseline eco-friendly threshold, or the product is offset by us personally.