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Art July, 13 2010

“Sargent and the Sea” at Royal Academy

Having been at the Corcoran and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Sargent and the Sea has shifted to the Royal Academy for a Summer session.

About the exhibition –

American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his glamorous society portraits. Now, for the first time in Britain, ‘Sargent and the Sea’ presents more than 80 paintings, drawings and watercolours that reveal a less familiar side of the artist: the seascapes and coastal scenes subjects produced in his early career during summer journeys from Paris to Brittany, Normandy and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.

Above: John Singer Sargent, ‘En Route pour la pêche (Setting Out to Fish)’, 1878. Oil on canvas, 78.8 x 122.8 cm. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund.

Sargent and the Sea closes on September 26, 2010.

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