John Singer Sargent: Oversize Edition


by Carter Ratcliff (Author)

The classic monograph on a much-loved artist―reissued in a spectacular oversize format

“Fascinating and lucid . . . a stunningly illustrated and illuminating life of a singular painter.” ―Sue Roe, Wall Street Journal

In the early work of John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), Henry James saw “the slightly ‘uncanny’ spectacle of a talent which on the threshold of its career has nothing more to learn.” Sargent’s talent, nay, genius was indeed uncanny, sustained with equal intensity through his famed society portraits, like the scandalous Madame X; his full-size showpieces, like The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit; his thousands of watercolors executed en plein air from Venice to Corfu to Maine to Montana; and his ambitious mural decorations for the public monuments of Boston.

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