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John Singer Sargent: Nonchaloir (Repose), 1911
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John Singer Sargent

[American Painter, 1856-1925]

• Relationships: Studied under Carolus-Duran.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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A portrait is a picture of a person with something wrong with the mouth.
- John Singer Sargent

 


 
    John Singer Sargent Works Online    
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  Art Market  
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  Misc Sites  
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  Articles  
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 Galleries 
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago Art Explorer - Images and Text Resources
Detailed information about the artist and his works

Notable SiteBoston Public Library
Info about the library's monumental mural by Sargent, Triumph of Religion, and its restoration

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
Mrs. Knowles and Her Children, 1902

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
4 works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHarvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
The Sargent at Harvard Project: A searchable database of hundreds of Sargent's works from Harvard collections

Notable SiteHarvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Selections from a recent exhibition: "Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks"

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Portrait of Mrs. Daniel Sargent Curtis, 1882

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  
Dr. Pozzi at Home, 1881
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882

Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  
John Singer Sargent: Beyond the Portrait Studio

Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
6 works by John Singer Sargent online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
(Zoomify viewer requires Java in order to view images)

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
3 works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
Lord Ribblesdale

Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
21 works by John Singer Sargent

Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Gondoliers' Siesta, 1905

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
5 works online by Sargent

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Alice Vanderbilt Shepard

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, New York
Head of an Italian Woman, ca.1881

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Portrait of Lady Helen Vincent, Viscountess d'Abernon, 1904

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
3 works by the artist

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah

Britten-Pears Foundation, Aldeburgh, England
Portrait of Percy Grainger

Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Info about a 2004 exhibition: Great Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
On The Terrace

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Ilex Wood at Majorca with Blue Pigs, 1908 (scroll right to image 17)

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
(You may need to click "I accept these terms")
A Venetian Woman

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Two Girls Fishing

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Fumée d'Ambre Gris (Smoke of Ambergris), 1880

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Portrait of Carolus-Duran, 1879

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Study of Three Figures, ca.1876-78

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
4 works online

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Monument to John Singer Sergent, 1925

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
2 works online

Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
In the Alps, 1911

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
4 works online

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Campo S. Agnese, Venice, ca.1890

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl, 1878

Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Charles Thursby, ca.1897-98

Grey Art Gallery at New York University
Click on "Images" at the top of the screen to see 7 works on paper

Hammer Museum, California
Dr. Pozzi at Home, 1881

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Portrait of Ralph Curtis on the Beach at Scheveningen, 1880

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Portrait of Mrs. A. Lawrence Rotch, 1903

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

John Singer Sargent in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Val d'Aosta: A Man Fishing, ca.1906

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Mrs. Charles Hunter
Mrs. Shakespeare


Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
The Smoky Thames

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
The Birthday Party, 1887
Luxembourg Gardens at Twilight, 1879

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
Claude Monet, ca.1887
Self-Portrait, 1892

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
3 works online

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Vespers

National Museums Liverpool, UK
On His Holidays, 1901

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Basin with Sailor, Villa Vizcaya, Miami, Florida

Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts
1 work online: Sarah Lawrence Brooks (row 1/image 5). Click on the little "i" on the detail images to bring up information about the works.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
6 works by John Singer Sargent online

Portland Museum of Art, Maine

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania
Man Reading

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Rio di Santa Maria Formosa, Venice (see middle row)

Seattle Art Museum

Sheffield Galleries & Museums, UK
The Misses Vickers, 1884

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Jean Joseph Marie Carris

John Singer Sargent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
"Director's Choice" discussion of Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
4 works online

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Photograph of Sargent in his Paris studio with the painting Madame X

Smithsonian Sackler-Freer Gallery, Washington D.C.
Breakfast in the Loggia

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Portrait of Mrs. Daniel Curtis

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
5 works online

The British Museum, London, UK

The Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, UK
Portrait study of Lady Norah Smith

The Huntington Library, California

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Mrs. Charles Thursby, 1897-98

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
- to switch to English, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "English Version"
- images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image


Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "American 1700-1900" category, then see the work in the first row of thumbnails)

Tyne & Wear Museums, England
2 works online

Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England
2 paintings online

University of Delaware Museums
Sketches for mural for the Library of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Mrs. Albert Vickers, 1884

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Portrait of L.A. Harrison, Esquire

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Venetian Water Carriers, 1880-82

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Muddy Alligators, 1917

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
9 works

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 438

Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteArt Renewal Center

Notable SiteArtchive  

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Nonchaloir (Repose), 1911

Notable SiteCGFA  

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (Tate Britain, London)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children (Tate Britain, London)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
Portrait of Mrs Robert Harrison (Tate Britain, London)

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Sargent

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

ArtMagick

Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Brian Yoder's Art Gallery and Critic's Corner
11 scans of murals painted by Sargent

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Bing Images: "John Singer Sargent"   
 
 
Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteJohn Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery
Has a fairly exhaustive collection of links to Sargent's works

Art of the First World War

Artcyclopedia
Portrait of Caspar Goodrich

Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Erik E. Weems Web Design

PBS
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit - with commentary by Sister Wendy Beckett

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Still Life Paintings: 19th Century Painting Techniques

The BBC
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

The Pragmatic Romanticist
Wonderful overview of the 1999 show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on John Singer Sargent  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Capri, 1878

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
4 paintings online, including a study for Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Ricordi di Capri, 1878

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
2 drawings by John Singer Sargent

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"John Singer Sargent and His American Contempotraries in Venice"

ARTnews
"The Hidden Sargent"

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

PBS

Ray Carney: Essays on American Painting
2 essays on Sargent

Resource Library Magazine
John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits

Resource Library Magazine
Sargent: The Late Landscapes

Resource Library Magazine
John Singer Sargent at the Portland Museum of Art

Resource Library Magazine
A Sargent Celebration at the Huntington

Resource Library Magazine
John Singer Sargent in Houston Collections

Resource Library Magazine
American and European Masters from the Museum Collections

Resource Library Magazine
John Alfred Parsons Millet, 1892

Salon Magazine
"Trevor Fairbrother's new book shows that John Singer Sargent was not only a painter of the rich but a sensualist in everything he did."

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The John Singer Sargent letters

Spartacus Educational Books
War Artists of W.W.I.

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth, 1889

The New York Observer
"Beyond the Portraits-The Watercolor Sargent", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"It's Time to Forgive Sargent For Making It Big in 1880's", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Tourist First Class", 1986 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"A True Visual Sensualist", 1999 article by Robert Hughes

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
 
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John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits (Volume One)


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John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist


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Portraits of the 1890s


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John Singer Sargent: His Portrait


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Great Expectations


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Sargent Watercolors


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Strapless: Sargent and the Fall of Madame X


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Uncanny Spectacle: The Public Career of the Young John Singer Sargent


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American Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent


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Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works (Dover)


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The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent


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John Singer Sargent


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John Singer Sargent's Triumph of Religion


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Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes


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John Singer Sargent


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John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes


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Sargent: Painting Out-of-Doors


 
 
 
 
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