Sargent’s Women

August 22, 2017 Tuesday

6:15 PM Sassy
Dinner at Posto in Davis Square, one of the best places we go. Deserve a treat after all the work I’ve already done and all the work left to do this week!

8:15 PM Sassy
Where Boston history and art history intersect – book review of a new look at the society women who were painted by John Singer Sargent.

Isabella Stewart Gardner : The famous Bostonian 
was captured  in an eerie watercolor, just before her death.


The women who captured John Singer Sargent’s attention

“Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas” consists of four novella-length biographies of women who sat for the painter. Lucey’s prose can be breathless, even gossipy. But for the most part she delivers the goods, disclosing the unhappy or colorful lives that Sargent sometimes hinted at but didn’t spell out. Her sources are the voluminous diaries and correspondence that these women kept.

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