Monday, January 16, 2012

A surprising portrait from John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

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John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Portrait of Dorothy Barnard

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Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 & John Singer Sargent - On Poets


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Alma Strettell (Mrs Peter Harrison) 1904.  Alma Strettell was an accomplished & widely published translator of poetry.


Besides the Autumn poets sing (131)
by Emily Dickinson


Besides the Autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze -

A few incisive mornings -
A few Ascetic eves -
Gone - Mr Bryant's "Golden Rod" -
And Mr Thomson's "sheaves."

Still, is the bustle in the brook -
Sealed are the spicy valves -
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The eyes of many Elves -

Perhaps a squirrel may remain -
My sentiments to share -
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind -
Thy windy will to bear!


Emily Dickinson 1830-1886


Children by John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

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Children in 21st-century settings are not as formal as those posed & painted over a century ago by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925); but beyond the clothing & settings, the difference is negligible no matter the surroundings, the decade, or the century. Each one just a fragile, precious life...

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Marian Madge Roller

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Frances Winifred Hill

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Portrait of a Child

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Dorothy Vickers

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Charlotte Cram

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Dorothy

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Jeanne Kieffer

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Teresa Gosse

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Cara Burch

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Helen Sears

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Village Children

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Young Girl Wearing a White Muslin Blouse

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Ruth Sears Bacon

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Romance by John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

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Okay, okay, I know that it is not yet spring & I know that I am too old for all of this foolishness, but I believe that romance is possible in the depths of winter. And I also realize that these dresses are surely a little skimpy for today's temperatures, but I am going to post these gentlewomen today anyway. These glorious Sargent ladies, those with imperiously haughty titles & those without, appeal to me today, so you will just have to bear with me.

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Cora, Countess of Strafford (Cora Smith)

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Maud Coats

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Miss Eden

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Abbott Lawrence Rotch

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Adolph Hirsh

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Fiske Warren and Her Daughter Rachel

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Huth Jackson (Clar Annabel Caroline Grant Duff)

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Joseph E. Widener

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs William George Raphael (Margherita Goldsmid)

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Sylvia Harrison

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Countess of Essex

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Joshua Montgomery Sears

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Beautiful Blues & Greens of John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

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John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Emily Sargent

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Henrietta Reubell

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Lady Meysey Thompson

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Madame Gautreau

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs Arthur Knowles and her Two Sons

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Mrs John William Crombie (Minna Watson)

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Green Dress

More paintings by John Singer Sargent here.
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