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Description of Etienne
Etienne is a fabulous chef and a good friend. At the time this portrait was completed he was the chef at a lovely restaurant here in Ithaca called L’Augerge du Cochon Rouge which, as you can imagine, was offering exquisite food and wine inspired by French cuisine.
The pose of this portrait is an almost direct steal from a pose Sargent employed for his portrait of Mr. Asher Wertheimer, also shown with a cigar and other hand at his hip. If you reference that image, check out the black dog in the lower left hand corner.