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John Singer Sargent

The Swagger and the Struggle: Richard Ormond and Lachlan Goudie discuss John Singer Sargent

The Swagger and the Struggle: Richard Ormond and Lachlan Goudie discuss John Singer Sargent Richard Ormond is the grandson of Violet Sargent Ormond, sister of John Singer Sargent. Former deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery and director of the... Continue Reading →

John Singer Sargent

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Sargent the ‘impressionist’

John Singer Sargent’s reputation has been subject to much debate and criticism since the beginning of the twentieth century. Roger Fry described John Singer Sargent’s work as ‘feeble and emasculated Impressionism’, Walter Sickert talked about ‘Sargentology’ and it was only... Continue Reading →

Interpreting Sargent by Elizabeth Prettejohn

One can always trust Prettejohn to deliver, as she does in Interpreting Sargent. [1] Whilst this book suffers purely from its brevity, the insightful readings, interpretations, and framework are well structured and well considered. As the Tate’s exhibition companion piece... Continue Reading →

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