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John Singer Sargent

February 21 – May 31, 1999
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 57 through 62, 64, and 65

John Singer Sargent, Street in Venice, 1882, oil on wood, Gift of the Avalon Foundation, 1962.4.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 86 paintings and 31 watercolors by John Singer Sargent were shown in the exhibition, the largest retrospective of the artist's work since 1926, the year following his death. The exhibition presented examples of portraiture, landscape paintings, and figure sketches, including such well-known works as Madame X from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, loaned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose from the Tate Gallery, London.

Organization: The Tate Gallery, London, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, organized the exhibition. Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., senior curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery of Art, coordinated the exhibition in Washington.

Sponsor: Ford Motor Company made the exhibition possible. It was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 453,973

Catalog: John Singer Sargent, edited by Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1999.

Brochure: John Singer Sargent, by Isabelle Dervaux. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1999.

Other Venues: Tate Gallery, London, October 15, 1998–January 17, 1999
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, June 23–September 26, 1999

Sargent, John Singer
American, 1856 - 1925