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Violet Sargent Ormond
Birth: Feb. 9, 1870
Florence
Toscana, Italy
Death: Mar. 26, 1955
Surrey, England

Artist's Model. She was the subject of a number of paintings by her brother John Singer Sargent, the best known probably being the 1888 "Morning Walk". Raised in Florence by her expatriate American parents, her image was rendered by her brother numerous times from early childhood on. Violet studied at Florence's Accademia di Belle Arti and in 1889 joined John on a voyage to New York, the trip being undertaken at the instigation of Mrs. Sargent who disapproved of Violet's attachment to Britisher Francis Ormond and wished her to be introduced to some American men; the ruse failed, as Violet married Ormond and settled in England where she raised her eventual six children (several of whom, most notably Rose Marie, were painted by their uncle) and lived out her long life. Most of the paintings of Violet reside in private collections but have been exhibited in galleries the world over. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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 Parents:
  FitzWilliam Sargent (1820 - 1889)
  Mary Newbold Singer Sargent (1826 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Louis Francis Ormond (1866 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Rose-Marie Ormond Andre-Michel (1893 - 1918)*
  Jean-Louis Ormond (1894 - 1986)*
 
 Sibling:
  Emily Sargent (1857 - 1936)*
  Violet Sargent Ormond (1870 - 1955)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brookwood Cemetery
Brookwood
Woking Borough
Surrey, England
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
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