It was not uncommon for 19th C artists to sketch or paint together from the same motif. Think of Renoir and Monet, Pissarro and Cézanne … or John Singer Sargent
and the American illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey
. I read about Sargent and Abbey at the same time I was reading about the Red Rose Girls because I was interested in both artistic friendships and illustration as a viable commercial career for trained artists.
Today’s image and topic come from a Gurney Journey post
, where you can see Sargent’s depiction of the lay figure for what it is, a manikin. (more…)