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Last updated 2019-09-18
Interpretation of Sargent's portrait of the Boit daughters, by artist Russell Spencer
The Daughters Of Edward Darley Boit, 2018-07-15
By Russell Spencer after Sargent
Acrylic on Canvas, 762 x 762 mm


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This is an interpretation of The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882, my favourite painting by John Singer Sargent. It shows his friend Boit's daughters in their Paris apartment. The Boit women donated the work to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1919. At a later date the two huge vases were also donated, and they are now exhibited with the painting. The painting's debt to Velazquez' Las Meninas has always been noted, and in 2010 it was lent to The Prado Museum so they could be shown side-by-side.