At the Freer Gallery: "Breakfast in the Loggia," 1910.
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Gift of Charles Lang Freer
|Detail, "Breakfast in the Loggia"|
|Fruit Stall (1879-1880), Whistler,|
from series of etchings of Venice
The Freer Gallery collection is so large that most of the rooms rotate various objects from the collection at various times. The Peacock Room, which was decorated by Whistler, is permanently on display, a remarkable ensemble. He painted elaborate peacocks and other designs directly onto the leather wall-coverings of a Renaissance room with shelves to hold blue-and-white Chinese vases.
I love to go back to the Freer whenever I can, to see new and old favorites.