A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Portrait of Madam T
Edmund Tarbell, a Boston artist, painted this portrait of his wife in 1888. He called it Portrait of Madam T, a puckish reference to an earlier scandalous portrait by John Singer Sargent of a woman with a plunging neckline, which Sargent called Portrait of Madame X.
This painting is in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, which offered a dry and pleasant refuge during last week's rainstorms. The blue skies have returned, so I can begin showing outdoor pictures again.