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A few more from John Singer Sargent

John Singer SArgent
Not that I really need a reason other than my usual slack-jawed admiration, but today is John Singer Sargent’s birthday, so here are a few of the hundreds of beautiful presents he left for us.


15 responses to “A few more from John Singer Sargent”

  1. ~ He recognized beauty as beauty at an early age; indeed, no one who knew him could believe he had ever been unaware of it. He said his first distinct memory was of a porphyry cobblestone in the gutter of the Via Tornabuoni in Florence of a colour so lovely that he thought of it continually, and begged his nurse to take him to see it on their daily walks.
    Excerpt from ‘The Sargent I Knew’ by (his second cousin) Mary Newbold Patterson Hale, originally published in The World Today, November 1927

  2. Beautiful images!
    And I share a birthday with JSS! 😀

  3. Sargent remains my #1 inspiration and beacon of what calls me to a canvas every day. Happy Birthday.

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    Randall Imai

    i cannot believe i was at the MFA watercolor exhibit yesterday! it was packed.

  5. Look what I found, Charley!
    Nothing from my speaker boxes yet, boo hoo …

    1. Nice. Thanks, Aelle.

  6. Some day, somewhere, we need a joint exhibit of Sargent and Sorolla.

    1. …and Zorn — but then I think my brain would explode….

  7. He had such a quick eye.

    Thanks Charley,


  8. So beautiful.
    Never had the occasion of seeing those beautiful paintings with my half-colorblind eyes…

    thanks for sharing

  9. zilpzalp! Avatar

    The girls with the lanterns! A triumph!

  10. zilpzalp! Avatar


    I only happened to come across your blog the other day. Love it!!! An inspiration!


    1. Thanks, Klaus. There’s a lot more to enjoy back through the archives.

  11. every day a Sargent on my screen is the most delightful thing to start a working day with