Mrs. Osler (1929), John Lavery

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John Lavery Captures the Essence of the Jazz Age in "Mrs. Osler"

Despite the growing popularity of modernist décor in the 1920s, the classic rococo style remained a symbol of sophistication and elegance for many. This was particularly true for the wealthy bourgeoisie of the New World, who sought to emulate the opulent interiors of European aristocracy. Irish artist Sir John Lavery capitalized on this trend by creating a series of captivating portraits of wealthy individuals in their luxurious homes. In his 1929 painting "Mrs. Osler," Lavery captures the essence of the Jazz Age with a relaxed and informal portrait of a woman lounging in her opulent villa on the French Riviera.

The painting depicts Mrs. Henry Smith Osler, the wife of a Canadian attorney, reclining gracefully on a sofa in her beautifully appointed living room. The room is adorned with rich blue hues, reminiscent of the "blue blue" style popularized by American decorator Elsie de Wolfe. The walls are lined with elegant boiseries, and the furnishings are adorned with intricate Louis quinze details, alluding to the refined taste of the sitter and her wealthy social circle.

Mrs. Osler's relaxed pose, with her legs casually draped over the arm of the sofa, reflects the newfound sense of liberation that characterized the Jazz Age. The Great War had ushered in a period of social change, and women were increasingly asserting their independence and embracing new freedoms. Lavery's portrait captures this spirit of liberation, showcasing a woman at ease in her own home, surrounded by the luxurious trappings of her wealth and status.

The painting's intimate setting and casual pose also underscore the close relationship between Lavery and his patrons. The artist frequently socialized with the Osler family and was a guest at their villa in Cap d'Antibes. This personal connection allowed Lavery to create a portrait that is both intimate and insightful, capturing the essence of the sitter's personality and her privileged lifestyle.

"Mrs. Osler" is a testament to Lavery's mastery of portraiture and his ability to capture the spirit of an era. The painting's combination of opulence, informality, and psychological insight makes it a captivating and enduring work of art.

To maintain authenticity to the original Lavery painting this print has many of the craquelure lines of the original which appeared at auction for the first time in 2016.

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