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Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife, 1889: Grande
By artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) in a Private Collection
A gift to one of his closest friends and his wife, this almost intimate moment in time is rendered with the sensitivity that perhaps only one painter can capture for another. Now considered one of Sargent's signature works, this initially ill-received work has ingratiated itself with its subtle beauty. An American expatriate, Sargent enjoyed international acclaim as a portrait painter. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
About The Artist
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
John Singer Sargent was a painter who was born in America but spent most of his life in Europe. Sargent painted portraits at the height of his fame but his true passion was landscape painting watercolor paintings and public art. Sargent was neither new nor revolutionary but combined the rich and varied styles that were already established into his own style of Realism.
Sargent was born in Florence and was trained by the French school where the Impressionists and the Spanish painter Diego Velasquez influenced him. Although not considered strictly an Impressionist painter his Monet Painting at the Edge of a Wood painting displays his take on the Impressionist style and technique. Sargent was a favorite painter of Parisians until his infamous painting Madame X caused a minor scandal when it was deemed too erotic and eccentric when exhibited at the 1884 Salon.
Sargent's paintings created an enduring image of aristocratic Edwardian society. His elegant portraits such as Mrs. Ralph Curtis were painted with slashing brushstrokes as if candidly capturing the subject off-guard.
Sargent worked seven days a week and at the height of his artistic career between 1877 and 1925 Sargent painted over 900 oil paintings and more than 2000 watercolors. His vast oeuvre proves that he traveled the world over and many exotic and rural destinations inspired a unique landscape painting.
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Weights & Dimensions
- 45.75"Wx38.25"H framed (37.5"Wx30"H image size 4.375"W frame) 13 lbs.