John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Sargent & Impressionism
This November, Adelson Galleries will present a loan exhibition of some 30 outstanding oils and watercolors painted by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) in France and England between 1883 and 1889. The show will include works from private collections and public institutions throughout the United States and England.
Sargent & Impressionism is focused on the artistís work as he was extracting himself from life in Paris (following the Madame X scandal) to immerse himself in a new social setting in England. This was also a period when Sargentís relationship with Claude Monet, and the influence of the French artist on his work, was at its peak. Highlights will include several works that have rarely been on public view, as well as preparatory oil studies for his famous work, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (Tate Gallery, London).
The paintings also provide glimpses into the unique and delightful artistic colony at Broadway in the Cotswolds. Adelson Galleries will produce a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Elaine Kilmurray on Sargentís relationship to Monet and Impressionism that will include significant references to newly published letters written by Sargent to Monet.
Sargent & Impressionism will coincide with the November release of Volume V of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonnť: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1889, published by Yale University Press.
Sargent & Impressionism is the fourth loan exhibition devoted to the work of John Singer Sargent organized by Adelson Galleries. The show continues the tradition of scholarship on the artist begun by Warren Adelson, an internationally recognized authority on Sargent, who has worked in academic partnership with the artistís great-nephew, Richard Ormond, since 1983.