Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925)

Sometime in the fall of 1986, I went up to the Whitney Museum, in New York City, to see an exhibit of John Singer Sargent’s (1856 - 1925) work. I had seen his paintings here & there before; but this was a huge exhibition, & it was breathtaking. Here were the parasols, the fans, the gardens, & the women by the river. These are paintings I remember seeing then, sort of an indelible memory.

Alice Runnels James (Mrs. William lames), 1921

Catherine Vlasto, 1897

Group with Parasols (A Siesta), c. 1908-11

Jane de Glehn in Corfu (In the Garden, Corfu)

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, c. 1892-93

Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland, 1904

Miss Elsie Palmer, 1889-90

Miss Helen Dunham, 1892

Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, 1896

Reading, 1911

Simplon Pass. The Tease, 1911

The Brook, 1907

The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati Italy; 1907

The Sketchers, 1914

Violet Sargent (1870-1955) Fishing 1889
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