John Singer Sargeant Master Copy

Detail of Portrait of Dr. Pozzi at Home 1881

11 x 22 in
Oil on Canvas with Japanese Paper ©2021

Dr. Jean Pozzi was a groundbreaking late 19th/early 20th century Parisian gynecologist and GP who also had a very full and varied extracurricular sex life, to the fury of his wife and daughter. American artist John Singer Sargent depicted Pozzi at home in a provocative red bathrobe. The painting was not exhibited outside the house during Jean’s life perhaps because of caution for his reputation. The doctor went on to be a WWI war surgeon, later dying after being stabbed by a mentally ill patient.

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