- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press (7 Sept. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0300161115
- ISBN-13: 978-0300161113
- Product Dimensions: 26 x 3.8 x 32.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 616,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899 (Complete paintings of John Singer Sargent) Hardcover – 7 Sep 2010
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About the Author
A great-nephew of John Singer Sargent, Richard Ormond is a Sargent scholar and an art historian. He is the author or coauthor of books on Sargent, Landseer, Winterhalter, and Lord Leighton, and he is former deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Elaine Kilmurray is research director of the Sargent catalogue raisonne. She lectures internationally and has contributed to numerous books, periodicals, and exhibition catalogues on the artist.
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It is a thorough, compelling study for anyone seriously interested in John Singer Sargent, showing that perhaps the least important of his output were the justifiably famous portraits.
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Additional to the impressionist style paintings, there are a number of oil and watercolors executed during Sargent's travels to places such as Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Scotland and Spain. There are also copies after artists like Titian, El Greco Tiepolo etc.
This volume continues the high standards of documentation and research encountered in previous volumes of this series. The printing standard and quality of color reproduction are well above average. Warmly recommended.
What I did not expect - and have come to value - was the extensive text. Prepared by THE expert(s) on Sargent, it makes the book all that more valuable and useful.
This is not just a pretty book for your coffee table. This is solid scholarship.