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7 Watercolors by John Singer Sargent

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This is the second OEN article I've published with the art of John Singer Sargent. To view the first one, titled "John Singer Sargent - Portraitist Extraordinaire to the Rich and Famous," click here.

None of the works is dated in my source, but Sargent was born to American parents in 1856 in Florence, Italy; he spent much of his adulthood travelling in Europe; and he died in 1925, in Chelsea, England. My best guess is that all seven works were completed before 1885.

As a note, most of the greatest painters of the last 250 years have "dabbled" in watercolors, which is one of the most difficult mediums known to humankind.

An Artist, John Singer Sargent in the Early 1880's, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

All seven images are presented courtesy of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonnes with the collaboration of Adelson Galleries, and courtesy of Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. To view the permission granted to the public by Artnet, click here, where it says: "Artist Works Catalogues reflect the dynamic nature of the Web, and our goal is to present a growing body of artists' online monographs. Unlike published print monographs and catalogues raisonnes, these are living catalogues, which will be constantly updated as artists create new works and estates release additional information. Artnet offers these catalogues free to the public as an educational resource. Simply click on an individual artist's image to begin, and check back often to browse new catalogues."

Enjoy these seven watercolors by the multi-national and American master John Singer Sargent:

A Man Seated by a Stream, Val D'Aosta, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

A Palace and Gardens, Spain, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

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A Tramp, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

A View From the Bacino, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Facade of a Palazzo, Girgente, Sicily, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Figure With Red Drapery, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Palazzo Labia, Venice, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

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Thanks for posting this! I went to the Sargent exh... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Oct 18, 2010 at 11:31:34 AM
It's humbling. That kind of mastery, and it wasn't... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:38:01 PM
What a beautiful selection. Watercolors are less ... by Marika on Monday, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:46:25 PM
Homer is on my wall, but I found a print at the ci... by Allan Wayne on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:09:35 AM
Very nice... Sargent is brilliant I went to the Me... by Tom Durham on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 at 6:47:04 AM
I have a golfing buddy who paints and water colors... by GLloyd Rowsey on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 at 8:24:20 PM
He's great with oils also, esp portraits. Meryl - ... by David McCauley on Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:59:02 AM