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Author Cash, Sarah.

Title Sargent and the sea / edited by Sarah Cash ; with essays by Sarah Cash [and others].

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press ; Washington, D.C. : Corcoran Gallery of Art, ©2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.13 Sargent,J CAS    Available
Description xvi, 169 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-160) and index.
Contents Sargent and the sea : introduction / Richard Ormond -- Uncharted waters / Erica E. Hirshler -- Sargent's scrapbook of the 1870s / Stephanie L. Herdrich -- Testing the waters : Sargent and Cancale / Sarah Cash -- Bladders and blue shadows : "Neapolitan children bathing" / Marc Simpson.
Summary As a young man the American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was passionate about the sea and deeply knowledgeable about ships and seafaring. Between the ages of 18 and 23 he started his career as a professional painter with a remarkable range of maritime works that form the subject of this exhibition and book. The key works are the two versions of the Oyster Gatherers of Cancale, painted in 1878 on the northern coast of Brittany in France, and the group of studies and sketches around them. The authors relate Sargent's freely handled marine drawings, large and small, to his watercolors, oil sketches, and finished oil paintings of marine subjects. The works demonstrate his transition from a plein-air painter to a tonalist exploring interiors and urban scenes. Also presented is a unique scrapbook, held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that includes more than 50 drawings and sketches, mostly of sea scenes, and postcards and commercial photography of works of art, architecture, and tourist views. This scrapbook provides an intimate glimpse at the thoughts and experiences of the young artist on his first European voyage.
Subject Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925.
Other Form: Online version: Cash, Sarah. Sargent and the sea. New Haven : Yale University Press ; Washington, D.C. : Corcoran Gallery of Art, ©2009 (OCoLC)653453342
ISBN 9780300143607
0886750822 (pbk.)
9780886750824 (pbk.)

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