TateShots: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose


John Singer Sargent painted "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" between 1885 and 1886, and it has become one of the nation's most popular artworks. The inspiration for the painting came during a boating expedition Sargent took on the Thames at Pangbourne in September 1885, with the American artist Edwin Austin Abbey, during which he saw Chinese lanterns hanging among trees and lilies. Footage courtesy of Tate. © Tate, London.

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