John Singer Sargent, ‘Portrait of Mrs. Charles Thursby’, 1897-1898, Newark Museum
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Portrait of Mrs. Charles Thursby, 1897-1898

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Newark Museum
Newark

This remarkable picture-remarkable because of its scale and the dynamic nature of its subject-shows …

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John Singer Sargent
American, 1856–1925
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A popular society portraitist and landscape painter, John Singer Sargent was born in Florence to wealthy American parents. He studied painting in France, where he enjoyed both critical acclaim and important patronage. Although he spent most of his time in Europe, he frequently accepted commissions from collectors in the United States. Whether rendered in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, Sargent’s works are characterized by naturalism, lively mark-making, and a sense of immediacy. Influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet, Sargent loved working en plein air, depicting the various places he traveled, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. During his later years, Sargent completed several mural projects, as well as working as an artist-correspondent during World War I.

John Singer Sargent, ‘Portrait of Mrs. Charles Thursby’, 1897-1898, Newark Museum
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This remarkable picture-remarkable because of its scale and the dynamic nature of its subject-shows Mrs. Thursby, who herself seems to be an amazing woman. In the late 19th century when John Singer Sargent painted this spectacular portrait, it was unusual for a woman to exhibit such bold and aggressive mannerisms …

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John Singer Sargent
American, 1856–1925
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A popular society portraitist and landscape painter, John Singer Sargent was born in Florence to wealthy American parents. He studied painting in France, where he enjoyed both critical acclaim and important patronage. Although he spent most of his time in Europe, he frequently accepted commissions from collectors in the United States. Whether rendered in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, Sargent’s works are characterized by naturalism, lively mark-making, and a sense of immediacy. Influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet, Sargent loved working en plein air, depicting the various places he traveled, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. During his later years, Sargent completed several mural projects, as well as working as an artist-correspondent during World War I.

Portrait of Mrs. Charles Thursby, 1897-1898

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Newark
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