Singer Sar­gent ac­quired by Na­tional Trust

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART NEWS -

A Game of Bowls, by John Singer Sar­gent (above), has been ac­quired for the Na­tional Trust’s Ightham Mote in Kent, fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful fundrais­ing cam­paign to pur­chase it for the na­tion. The large-scale paint­ing is a rare and orig­i­nal piece of Ightham Mote’s his­tory, cap­tur­ing a unique view of the 14th-cen­tury moated manor house. The paint­ing de­picts the house in 1889, with its Amer­i­can ten­ant at the time Mary Lin­coln ‘Queen’ Palmer and her daugh­ter Elsie en­joy­ing a game of bowls on the North Lawn with their friends, in­clud­ing Singer Sar­gent’s sis­ter Vi­o­let.

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