Sargent's Daughters: Biography of a Painting

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One of the most celebrated painters of his day, John Singer Sargent defines for many the style, optimism and opulence of turn-of-the-century America. Among his renowned portraits, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit stands alongside Madame X and Lady Agnew of Lochnaw as one of Sargent's immortal images. This painting depicts four young sisters in the spacious foyer of the family's Paris apartment, strangely dispersed across the murky tones and depths of the square canvas, as though unrelated to one another, unsettled and ...

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Sargent's Daughters: Biography of a Painting
2009, MFA Publications, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780878467426


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