A Dinner Table at night
John Singer Sargent

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Often when painting portraits Singer sargent would paint the sitters at their daily life in this example he has painted a typical family scene. Husband and wife are sitting at the table dinner is over and the wine has been brought in, the pair sit and talk together. We can make an educated guess it is dinner as the room is dark apart from the lamps that cast a red glow around the room. The woman is holding a wine glass and the man is smoking a cigar, if you look you can see the smoke coming from behind the lamp on the table.

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