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Famous John Singer Sargent Paintings

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List of famous John Singer Sargent paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, John Singer Sargent has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular John Singer Sargent paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that John Singer Sargent created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned John Singer Sargent paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

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  • Portrait of Madame X
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    Madame X or Portrait of Madame X is the informal title of a portrait painting by John Singer Sargent of a young socialite named Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau, wife of Pierre Gautreau. The model was an American expatriate who married a French banker, and became notorious in Parisian high society for her beauty and rumored infidelities. She wore lavender powder and prided herself on her appearance. Madame X was painted not as a commission, but at the request of Sargent. It is a study in opposition. Sargent shows a woman posing in a black satin dress with jeweled straps, a dress that reveals and hides at the same time. The portrait is characterized by the pale flesh tone of the subject... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: John Singer Sargent
    • Subject: Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit
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    The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit is a painting by John Singer Sargent. The painting depicts four young girls, the daughters of Edward Darley Boit, in their family's Paris apartment. It was painted in 1882 and is now exhibited in the new Art of the Americas Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The painting hangs in between the two tall blue-and-white Japanese vases depicted in the work; they were donated by the heirs of the Boit family. It has been described as "Arguably the most psychologically compelling painting of Sargent's career". Though the painting's unusual composition was noted from its earliest viewings, initially its subject was interpreted simply as that of girls at... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: John Singer Sargent
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy

    The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy
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    • Artist: John Singer Sargent
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Mrs. George Swinton (Elizabeth Ebsworth)

    Mrs. George Swinton (Elizabeth Ebsworth)
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    • Artist: John Singer Sargent
    • Subject: Elizabeth Ebsworth Swinton
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
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