"Where the book excels is in its presentation of the forging of an
-- The Daily Telegraph, October 2006
'All admirers of John Singer Sargent are indebted to Richard
Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray'. -- The Independent on Sunday, December 17, 2006
'Ormond and Kilmurray have published four volumes of the Sargent catalogue raisonne within the past decade, in addition to participating in numerous exhibitions and their catalogues...Thanks to their efforts -- and to the support of the Adelson Galleries, New York and Yale University Press -- the documentation of Sargent's career is becoming accessible to scholars and amateurs alike, and his achievement is being revealed as more varied and complex than might have imagined.' -- Burlington Magazine, October 2007
'This volume, covering the years 1874-82...is a sumptuous book and
I am savouring every page.'
-- Paul Johnson, The Spectator, September 2 2006
'[A] lavish, erudite catalogue raisonne...Sections on Paris,
Morocco and Venice are a particular delight.'
-- Financial Times Magazine, December 9, 2006
About the Author
Richard Ormond is a Sargent scholar and an independent art historian. He is author or co-author of books on Sargent, Landseer, Winterhalter, and Lord Leighton, and he is a great-nephew of John Singer Sargent. Elaine Kilmurray, co-author and research director of the John Singer Sargent catalogue raisonne project, was co-curator of the exhibition Sargent and Italy in 2002--3 and of the Sargent retrospective which opened at the Tate, London, in 1998.