Le verre de porto (A Dinner Table at Night)

John Singer Sargent1884

de Young museum

de Young museum
San Francisco, CA, United States

This painting is an intimate scene in the dining room of a country house in England. Seated at the table are Albert and Edith Vickers. Sagrent’s composition weds the informal portraiture of the conversation piece to the techniques of Impressionism. Mrs. Vickers occupies the center of the painting and looks directly at the viewer—her hand rests on a glass of claret, while Mr. Vickers’ crosses his legs as he puffs on an after-dinner cigar, imparting a casual freshness to the scene.


  • Title: Le verre de porto (A Dinner Table at Night)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1856 - 1925
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Creator Death Place: London
  • Creator Birth Place: Florence, Italy
  • Date Created: 1884
  • Location Shown: Sussex, England
  • Location: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: w666.75 x h514.35 in
  • Type: Painting
  • painter: John Singer Sargent
  • credit line source: Museum
  • Credit Line: Gift of the Atholl McBean Foundation

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