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Great Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children

Barbara Dayer Gallati with Erica E. Hirshler, Richard Ormond

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ISBN 10: 0821261681 / ISBN 13: 9780821261682
Published by Brooklyn Museum/Bulfinch Press, NY, 2004
Condition: Near Fine Plus Hardcover
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cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., bottom edge has a "remainder mark" thoughtfully placed up against the spine, so's to be virtually unseen. no other flaws - clean, no writing or other markings. strong binding.; 255pp., 184 illustrations, including 90 color plates. five essays, catalogue, reference material. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 15142

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Title: Great Expectations: John Singer Sargent ...

Publisher: Brooklyn Museum/Bulfinch Press, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Plus

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue

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Sargent's reputation is often defined by his remarkable achievements as a painter of sophisticated society portraits. However, as this innovative examination of his career reveals, he created a significant number of childrens portraits and genre paintings featuring children. The title of the book makes ironic reference to Charles Dickens's famous novel Great Expectations, and is used here to suggest how Sargents paintings of children related to the expectations associated with representations of childhood in the art and literature of Sargents day. The book also traces how Sargent ultimately advanced childhood as an artistic subject. The book contains five essays by three notable curators and professors of fine arts, is illustrated with Sargents truly stunning and often lesser-known paintings of children, and includes Sargent family photographs, some of which are previously unpublished.

About the Author:

Barbara Dayer Gallati is Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum and is on the art history faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Erica E. Hirshler is Croll Senior Curator of Paintings in the Department of the Art of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Richard Ormond, a great-nephew of John Singer Sargent, is director of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné Project and the principal authority in Sargent Studies.

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