Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the Young John Singer Sargent by Marc Simpson, John S. Sargent, Richard Ormond, H. Barbara Weinberg |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the Young John Singer Sargent

Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the Young John Singer Sargent

by Marc Simpson
     
 

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By the time John Singer Sargent turned thirty in 1886, he already commanded an international reputation in the art world, creating a stream of works for exhibition that people eagerly awaited and discussed at length. Henry James noted that Sargent's talent offered "the slightly 'uncanny' spectacle" of an artist on the threshold of his career who in fact

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By the time John Singer Sargent turned thirty in 1886, he already commanded an international reputation in the art world, creating a stream of works for exhibition that people eagerly awaited and discussed at length. Henry James noted that Sargent's talent offered "the slightly 'uncanny' spectacle" of an artist on the threshold of his career who in fact had nothing more to learn. This book explores how the young American painter in just over a decade jumped from apprenticeship to wide acclaim, how he presented himself and his works, and how he sought to shape public perception of his talent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300071771
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.87(d)

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Theodore E. Stebbins
"This book makes an important contribution to the Sargent literature and to the study of Anglo-American painting. Marc Simpson is among the best scholars of American art." -- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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