• Sargent's life beyond the canvas

    19 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Cartoon of Sargent by Max Beerbohm A trove of John Singer Sargent's letters donated to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts reveals insights into his life beyond the canvas:
    • Sargent worked tirelessly, not only at his art, but at his image in the public mind.
    • Madame Gautreau, the subject of the scandalous Madame X portrait, actually admired and appreciated the painting.
    • Sargent was a total fan-boy when it came to Claude Monet.
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