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Long Plain Prayer Stick

Asian Art

This is one of many examples of Sargent’s lively, informal portraits in the medium of watercolor. Working outside the confines of his London studio, and without the restrictive requests of paying clients, he orchestrated his figure compositions with a desired effect in mind. Sargent stage-directed his familiar models Dorothy Barnard and his niece Rose-Marie Ormond (wrapped in a shawl), and arranged their parasols and dresses to foreground the patterns of tinted light and shadow on Dorothy’s voluminous white skirts.
DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (2.3 x 36.5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Herman Stutzer
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CAPTION Ainu. Long Plain Prayer Stick. Wood, 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (2.3 x 36.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.214. Creative Commons-BY
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Long Plain Prayer Stick