Sargent probably painted this study of a sun-dappled veranda at St-Enogat in Brittany, where he spent the summer of 1875. The light brushwork reveals the influence of the Impressionists, whose work was encountered by Sargent in Paris, where he was studying. He gave this work to his teacher at the time, Carolus-Duran.

Key facts

Artist dates
1856 - 1925
Full title
Date made
probably 1875
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
45 × 37.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Gallery, 2018
Inventory number
Location in Gallery