He was an easy companion, spontaneous, whimsical, high-spirited.... modest about his talent. He did not seek to rival John Singer Sargent whose position as England’s pre-eminent portrait painter nevertheless would come to him as next in succession. — Michael Holroyd, p. 51


Other Paintings


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