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Artist: John Singer Sargent

Title: Portrait of Caspar Goodrich

Date: ca.1887
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 66 x 48 cm (26 x 19 inches)
Location: private collection

Image size: 932 x 1024 pixels, 168 Kbytes
Image source: Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City
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John Singer Sargent: Portrait of Caspar Goodrich

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The Brooklyn Museum provided us with an excellent scan to be used in conjunction with the exhibition Great Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children, which is underway and runs through January 16 2005; my only criticism would be that it's better than any of the scans on their own website.

This superb portrait is somewhat unfinished, yet it is far from a mere sketch. Sargent typically painted portraits on a flat background or one that was merely roughed in. A notable exception that comes to mind is his great masterpiece Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, but that's really more of a figurative painting than a portrait.
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