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American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent, Volume 3

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The celebrated expatriate painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and his heirs enjoyed a cordial relationship with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In consequence, the museum has an unparalleled collection of Sargent's works, in particular his drawings and watercolors, which are all presented in this comprehensive volume.

The book contains an introduction that describes the Metropolitan's acquisition of Sargent's works, an essay on his watercolor technique, and illustrations of ...

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Overview

The celebrated expatriate painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and his heirs enjoyed a cordial relationship with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In consequence, the museum has an unparalleled collection of Sargent's works, in particular his drawings and watercolors, which are all presented in this comprehensive volume.

The book contains an introduction that describes the Metropolitan's acquisition of Sargent's works, an essay on his watercolor technique, and illustrations of the 337 individual sheets and every page from four sketchbooks. Entries are organized chronologically and thematically into four sections: Sargent's childhood and adolescence; student years in Paris and early career; professional accomplishments from 1890 to 1925; and studies made during his extensive travels from 1890 to 1925.

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This volume<-->the first in a series documenting the Metropolitan Museum's American drawings and watercolors<-->begins with an introduction describing the Museum's acquisition of Sargent's works, and an essay on his materials and techniques. The catalog that follows presents all 337 sheets by Sargent and every page from four sketchbooks, and analyzes them within the artist's oeuvre. Of the 714 illustrations, 109 are in color. The volume is available from Yale University Press (ISBN 0-300-08519-2), as well as from The Metropolitan Museum. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300085198
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 1,043,789
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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