After waiting for almost a year to get my hands on this volume, it turned out to be nothing more than sketches and Watercolors. If I know Sargent's career, he stopped doing portraits around 1900 and concentrated more on watercolor and studies from life. If that's the case, then this volume makes sense. What I cannot understand is how certain Watercolors from this period where left out. True there are some 'new' works which I have never seen before, and God knows what else might crop up in future, but others where completely left out.
To put it simpler, if you are into Watercolors (Sargent's in particular) then get this volume. If not, think twice.
John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907: The Complete Paintings, Volume VII Hardcover – 5 October 2012
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"Lusciously illustrated, carefully researched . . . [a] beautiful volume."-Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly * "[S]tunningly beautiful . . . [John Singer Sargent's] watercolors of Venice are so luminous, so brilliant, so breathtaking that one would never wish to put him or this gorgeous volume of Venetian Figures and Landscapes 1898-1913 on a back shelf."-Robert Kiely, Commonweal -- Robert Kiely * Commonweal *
About the Author
Richard Ormond is a Sargent scholar and independent art historian. He is a great-nephew of John Singer Sargent. Elaine Kilmurray is coauthor and research director of the John Singer Sargent catalogue raisonne project.
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0300177356
- ISBN-13 : 978-0300177350
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Vol 7Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2012
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Excellent Sargent paintings.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2015
Beautiful book very well illustrated.
Museo sin paredesReviewed in Mexico on 27 February 2019
Para los amantes de la pintura y en particular de la obra de John Singer Sargent, el libro es una delicia. Andre Malraux decía que un libro de arte es un museo sin paredes . . . .
Excellent with a limited readershipReviewed in Spain on 29 December 2012
Part 7(?) of their catalogue raisonne of Sargent's work. As always, exhaustively researched and documented.. Maybe for the researcher or fan of Sargent more than for someone wanting a picture book of "the best of ...". As part of a whole, cannot be faulted, although this part includes more less-known and les impressive paintings than other parts.
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