I recently learned there are three John Singer Sargent paintings in my own backyard (almost) -- at the DeYoung Museum! Two of them were already familiar to me, and I love them.
The second painting is a later watercolor of a man fishing in a mountain stream. After about 1906, Sargent took no more orders for portraits, though he painted or did charcoal sketches of friends; he concentrated on watercolors which he excelled in.
The third painting, below, is of Caroline de Bassano, Marquise
d'Espeuiles; the portrait was painted in 1884. As usual, Sargent painted
the clothing with a fine eye for lacy detail and satiny folds. From the
expression on the Marquise's face, however, I'd say he kept her
standing there a little too long for her liking!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
|Bridge of Sighs, Venice|
I'm delighted to add that the museum gift store will have my novel, Portraits of an Artist, in stock and for sale during the exhibition.Thanks, Brooklyn!