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Sargent: the Portraits Years

Portraiture was the genre that brought Sargent most fame, and he consequently enjoyed enormous success within his own lifetime. Regarded as a new Lawrence or as the Van Dyck of the modern age, Sargent can now be seen as the last great representative of the classical portrait tradition. The selection of portraits on display in the exhibition reveals the striking variety of different registers that he was capable of achieving.
John Singer Sargent
Violet, 1886
Oil on canvas. 69.9 x 55.9 cm
Private Collection
Ernest-Ange Duez
John Singer Sargent
Ernest-Ange Duez, c. 1884
Oil on canvas. 73.7 x 60.3 cm
The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
John Singer Sargent
Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892
Oil on canvas. 127 x 101 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edimburgo
Arthur George Maule Ramsay, Lord Dalhousie
John Singer Sargent
Arthur George Maule Ramsay, Lord Dalhousie, 1900
Oil on canvas. 146 x 99 cm
The Earl of Dalhousie