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John Singer Sargent: Masterpiece Edition

by Carter Ratcliff

"Fascinating and lucid . . . a stunningly illustrated and illuminating life of a singular painter." - Sue Roe, Wall Street Journal


"Not just another art history book, no title in recent memory recalls with such exactitude the style of an era that, in retrospect, has become increasingly golden. . . . The book and its prose shimmer." - New York Times


"Never before have Sargent's talents been so gloriously displayed as they are here. Quite simply, this Abbeville edition is a stunner, a book as satisfyingly extravagant as a Sargent portrait." - Christian Science Monitor


"The spontaneity, elegance, and grace that characterize Sargent's work are everywhere evident on these large, luminous pages. . . . A visual delight, well written." - Art and Antiques


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


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 watercolours executed en plein air from Venice to Corfu to Maine to Montana; and his ambitious mural decorations for the public monuments of Boston. In Carter Ratcliff, Sargent has found a biographer and critic nearly his match in style and subtlety. Ratcliff expertly evokes the expatriate American milieu into which the artist was born, and offers penetrating insights into every phase of his career, every aspect of his work. Now, for the first time, this landmark monograph is offered in a special oversize format, with all of its 310 illustrations reproduced in stunning full colour, many at full-page size, allowing the reader to appreciate the master's every brushstroke. This new edition of John Singer Sargent will be a treasured reference for artists and an unalloyed delight for art lovers.

288 pages.

New Edition

ISBN: 9780789214409

€ 112.50 

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Date of Publication: 08/12/2022

  
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