If cooking for a crowd seems like hard work today, imagine what it must have been like in the Middle Ages, before the advent of electricity, indoor plumbing, or take-out. Two illuminations from a psalter (book of Psalms) offer a… More»
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) Venetian street.
Sargent did not like to be photographed, but here is a rare image of him sketching and puffing on a cigar. The photographer, his friend Sarah Choate Sears, drew subjects from the same aristocratic circles as Sargent did for his paintings.
John Singer Sargent, about 1890, Sarah Choate Sears, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum.