American Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume 3:
John Singer Sargent
by Stephanie Herdrich, H. Barbara Weinberg, Marjorie Shelley
This lovely book celebrates the unparalleled collection of works by John Singer Sargent at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The volume describes The Metropolitan's acquisition of Sargent's works, including the particularly fine collection of his drawings and watercolors, and organizes his work into four sections: childhood and adolescence, student years in Paris and early career, professional accomplishments from 1890 to 1925, and studies made during extensive travels from 1890 to 1925.
From the Inside Flap
The celebrated expatriate painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and his heirs enjoyed a cordial relationship with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In consequence, the museum has an unparalleled collection of Sargent's works, in particular his drawings and watercolors, which are all presented in this comprehensive
The book contains an introduction that describes the Metropolitan's acquisition of Sargent's works, an essay on his watercolor technique, and illustrations of the 337 individual sheets and every page from four sketchbooks.
Entries are organized chronologically and thematically into four sections: Sargent's childhood and adolescence; student years in Paris and early career; professional accomplishments from 1890 to 1925; and studies made during his extensive travels from 1890 to 1925.
About the Author
Stephanie L. Herdrich is research associate, department of American paintings and sculpture, H. Barbara Weinberg is the Alice Pratt Brown Curator, department of American paintings and sculpture, and Marjorie Shelley is conservator in charge, paper conservation, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A Walk Through the American Wing
by Metropolitan Museum of Art American Wing New York, N.Y.