Del Priore -- Painting
Richard Ormond in Sargent's Studio 33 Tite Street Chelsea, London
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Del Priore with Julian Barrows
at 33 Tite Street
Del Prior with Ormond
Painting Richard Ormond in
Sargent's Studio 33 Tite Street Chelsea, London
portrait painter (living)
From Michael Del Priore
Date: (undated but received snail mail 7/16/2004)
Having the opportunity to look over your web on J.
Sargent; it is wonderful. It’s great to
see someone honor the talent of such a noble painter.
too think Sargent is the finest artist of all time. Arm in arm with Van
Dyke and Valasques.
I would like to support your endeavor and see the
continue to be an inspiration to all artists.
I have had the privilege in seeing and
working in Sargent’s
studio at 33 Tite St.
personal friend of Richard Ormond Sargent’s Great Nephew) and Julian
(Owner of 33 Tite Street).
I also know Nelson Shanks well and much of his visits to Tite
St. One thing of note; Nelson Shanks painted
& Thatcher at 33 Tite St.
not [underlined] 31, because 31 has been privately occupied for years
now under construction to be refurbished as it once was when Sargent
had it. Lady Rothchild is the new owner. Nelson never used 31, nor does
he own a
studio in London.
He rents 33 from Jullian.
-- I had that confused)
As for myself, working in Sargent’s studio (33) was
wonderful. The light was soft, but direct; the aura was tantalizing. I
almost feel Sargent there!
To have the privilege in
painting in the studio was one
thing, but to paint his great nephew there was unbelievable!
I have enclosed a letter from Mr.
Ormond sent to me about
the studio sitting and the portrait. As well, a photo in action at 33
Tite St. Also, other photos with Mr.
Ormond and myself at various
functions and lectures on Sargent are enclosed and a few photos at 33
Julian. He’s 6’-5” and is a very good landscape painter.
There are a few sheets on me,
but you can go to my web for
more detail. (www.delprioreportraits.com)
Well there is a lot more to say and some of this
used on your web.
Michael Del Priore
Tite Street Studio
Special thanks to
Michael Del Priore, of Greenville,
South Carolina ,
friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending the images and letter.
of works by
Michael Del Priore
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