Though his name has become synonymous with the 19th century’s canonical movement of Impressionism, and though his masterpieces hang proudly in the halls of the world’s finest museums, Claude Monet has long been—for me—a confounding artist. He was one of… 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.