National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Whistler, Sargent, and Tanner — Americans Abroad in the Late 1800s

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image of The Seine image of Street in Venice image of Eleanora O'Donnell Iselin (Mrs. Adrian Iselin)
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image of Nonchaloir (Repose) image of Wapping image of Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf
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Most major American artists have studied in Europe, and many choose to remain abroad. Indeed, during the late nineteenth century, several of the world’s most influential painters were American expatriates.



1Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Seine, c. 1902
2John Singer Sargent, Street in Venice, 1882
3John Singer Sargent, Eleanora O'Donnell Iselin (Mrs. Adrian Iselin), 1888
4John Singer Sargent, Nonchaloir (Repose), 1911
5James McNeill Whistler, Wapping, 1860-1864
6James McNeill Whistler, Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf, c. 1864/1868
7James McNeill Whistler, Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian, 1888(?)-1900