Artwork Title: The Sonnet - Artist Name: George Washington Lambert

The Sonnet

George Washington Lambert, 1907

"In The Sonnet Lambert created an allegory in which a man reads a sonnet to his female companion who gazes contemplatively out of the painting. They seem unaware of the nude young woman who sits between them; she exists, as it were, on another plane, a metaphysical construct conjured up by the poet in the lines of the sonnet." National Gallery of Australia.
man readingwomannude femalehatoil on canvas

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