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
Simplon Pass. The Tease, 1911
The Brook, 1907
The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati Italy; 1907
The Sketchers, 1914
Violet Sargent (1870-1955) Fishing 1889.