Henry James and American Painting

The novels of Henry James paint a vivid tableau of American expatriate social and artistic life at the turn of the last century. This exhibit brings together nearly fifty works to explore in depth the intersection between James’s friendships with American artists and his writing.
, ' Isabella Stewart Gardner,' 1888, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1888

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Nocturne, Blue and Silver: Battersea Reach,' 1872-1878, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

James McNeill Whistler

Nocturne, Blue and Silver: Battersea Reach, 1872-1878

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'The Bridge of Sighs,' 1903-1904, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

The Bridge of Sighs, 1903-1904

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, ' Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Mount Stephen House, Field,,' August 31-1916, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Mount Stephen House, Field,, August 31-1916

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Elizabeth Boott Duveneck,' 1888, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Frank Duvenack

Elizabeth Boott Duveneck, 1888

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'James McNeill Whistler,' 1879, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

London Stereoscopic Co.

James McNeill Whistler, 1879

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Henry James,' 1913, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

Henry James, 1913

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'An Interior in Venice,' 1899, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

An Interior in Venice, 1899

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'The Little Note in Yellow and Gold,' 1886, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

James McNeill Whistler

The Little Note in Yellow and Gold, 1886

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, ' Lapis Lazuli,' 1885-1886, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

James McNeill Whistler

Lapis Lazuli, 1885-1886

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Henry James,' 1884, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Elliott & Fry

Henry James, 1884

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from The New Willard, Washington DC,' October 28-1917, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from The New Willard, Washington DC, October 28-1917

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from 17B Eldon Row, South Kensington,,' 1886, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from 17B Eldon Row, South Kensington,, 1886

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Return from the Lido,' 1884, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Ralph Wormeley Curtis

Return from the Lido, 1884

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice,' ca. 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Singer Sargent

San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice, ca. 1903

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, ' Ralph Wormeley Curtis,' ca. 1884, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Fratelli Vianelli

Ralph Wormeley Curtis, ca. 1884

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

, 'Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet & the Butterfly with dedication to Isabella Stewart Gardner,' 1899, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

James McNeill Whistler

Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet & the Butterfly with dedication to Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1899

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum