Portrait of Almina Wertheimer

James Havard Thomas (1854-1921)

Pencil and grisaille watercolour

c. 1907

14.37 x 11.81 inches (36.50 x 30.00cm)

"Almina (or Alma) was the fifth daughter of the art dealer Asher Wertheimer. This direct full-face drawing is a preparatory study for Thomas’s 1908 marble bust of her. The companion profile drawing for this work and similar drawings of Mrs Asher Wertheimer and another daughter are all in the collection of the Tate Gallery. Almina is possibly best known for the exotic portrait of her in oriental costume by John Singer Sargent, 1908 (Tate Gallery)." — Sarah Colegrave

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