These magnificent books are the definitive catalogue raisonné of the works in oil, watercolor, and pastel of the beloved painter, John Singer Sargent.
Figures and Landscapes 1874–1882, Volume IV —
From 1874 to 1882, John Singer Sargent produced more than 200 paintings and watercolors aside from portraiture, including figures in landscape settings, architectural studies, seascapes, subject paintings, and studies after the Old Masters. From powerful studies of models in Paris in the mid-1870s to compelling paintings set in Venice in the early 1880s, the works published in this volume show the variety of his aesthetic responses. He worked in the studio and en plein air, traveling widely during the eight years covered in this volume and painting in Paris, Brittany, Capri, Spain, North Africa, and Venice. This is the first time that Sargent’s early work has been mapped so comprehensively. With very few exceptions, this beautifully produced book illustrates all the pictures under discussion in color. Each painting, including several that have never before been published, is documented in depth with full provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography; in many cases, new information is provided. The volume also reproduces a wealth of Sargent’s preliminary and related drawings and of comparative works by other artists.
Hardbound with a cloth cover. 10-1/8" × 12-1/4".