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John Singer Sargent 1884 Caroline de Bassano, Marquise d'Espeuiles oil on canvas de Young Museum, San Francisco CA

John Singer Sargent 1884 Caroline de Bassano, Marquise d'Espeuiles oil on canvas de Young Museum, San Francisco CA

"Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a table" (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1910-11). Painting by John Singer Sargent.

"Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a table" (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1910-11). Painting by John Singer Sargent.

John Singer Sargent, self portrait, 1906-His inordinate technical facility, coupled with his ability to portray elegant sitters in sumptuous surroundings, made him extremely popular w wealthy patrons on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite his success as one of the most sought–after portraitists of the late Victorian era, he eventually became exasperated by the whim& vanities of prominent sitters. By 1909 he abandoned conventional portraiture in order to "experiment w more imaginary fields."

John Singer Sargent, self portrait, 1906-His inordinate technical facility, coupled with his ability to portray elegant sitters in sumptuous surroundings, made him extremely popular w wealthy patrons on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite his success as one of the most sought–after portraitists of the late Victorian era, he eventually became exasperated by the whim& vanities of prominent sitters. By 1909 he abandoned conventional portraiture in order to "experiment w more imaginary fields."

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Arthur Knowles and her Two Sons

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Arthur Knowles and her Two Sons

Bedouin Women Carrying Water Jars, John Singer Sargent, 1891:

Bedouin Women Carrying Water Jars, John Singer Sargent, 1891:

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