Liverpool artwork of the day – Tuesday November 6 2007. ‘Vespers’ 1909 by John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925). Oil on canvas. In The Walker Art Gallery
Rapid, dazzling brushwork made Sargent the outstanding portraitist of his day. His virtuoso technique is here applied to a outdoor scene. It was painted during a visit to Corfu in 1909. Its spontaneity and rendering of sunlight is similar to the work of the French Impressionists.