This is a glorious painting.....
John Singer Sargent "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" 1885–6
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) American artist. Considered the leading portrait painter of his generation.
Oil on canvas,
The Tate, London: www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01615
Sargent's inspiration for this picture came during an 1885 boating expedition on the Thames, with Chinese lanterns hanging among trees and lilies.
In the country, Sargent was able to work for only a few minutes each evening when the light was exactly right. He would place his easel and paints beforehand, and pose his models in anticipation of the few moments when he could paint the mauvish light of dusk.
The painting's title comes from Mazzinghi's song The Wreath: "Have you seen my Flora pass this way?" response "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose."
Something else beautiful...
J. Kirk Richards
Some people are just so talented!!!
Hope it lifted your mood like it
Sending love and light your way.