smithsonianlibraries: After missing all the celebrity birthdays last week, at least we remembered John Singer Sargent - born January 12, 1856 in Florence, Italy. GIF of “Carnation Lily, Lily, Rose” from Sargent by T. Martin Wood (1909) "Carnation Lily, Lily Rose" was painted in a garden by the Thames. Two children are lighting up the Chinese lanterns, and in their light and with flowers surrounding, Sargent sees for a moment life itself by accident made idyllic."
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