These magnificent books are the definitive catalogue raisonné of the works in oil, watercolor, and pastel of the beloved painter, John Singer Sargent.
Authors — Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray.
Figures and Landscapes 1883-1899, Volume V — This fifth volume of the John Singer Sargent catalog raisonné encompasses a remarkably productive span in the beloved American painter’s life. The young artist moved from Paris to London during this period and successfully ignited his career as a portraitist. This time also marked his experimentation with Impressionist techniques. These pages contain the first detailed account of Sargent's relationship with Claude Monet, including letters — most published for the first time here — from the artist to the great Impressionist. This exquisitely illustrated volume also covers the period when Sargent journeyed to Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Spain, North Africa, and Italy in search of inspiration for a mural cycle commissioned by the Boston Public Library. The works Sargent painted as source material included in this volume stand in stark contrast to the sensuous, painterly exercises of the early and mid-1880s, underlining his versatility and artistic reach. As in the previous volumes in this series, the images in this book are reproduced in full color and documented in depth, with complete provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography, and are accompanied by relevant studies and related drawings.
Hardbound with a cloth cover. 392 pages. 10-1/8" × 12-1/4".