Ormond, Richard and Elaine Kilmurray. JOHN SINGER SARGENT: Figures and Landscapes 1908-1913. The Complete Paintings: Volume VIII. 424 pages, including 420 color and 58 b&w plates. 4to, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2014.
The majority of the paintings and watercolors covered in this 8th volume of the catalogue raisonné were created on trips through Europe, the Alps, Italy, Spain, and Corfu.
After 1908 Sargent turned away from his portrait practice and devoted his energy to subjects that engaged him personally: mountains, landscapes, architecture, gardens, boats, figures in repose (many of the models in these works are family and friends.) An entire chapter on his work in Carrara explores the history and technical challenges of quarrying.
Each work is catalogued in depth, with full provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The appendices include an account of the watercolor collections acquired by the Brooklyn Museum in 1909 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1912 and 1921.
This is the penultimate volume in the series. The last volume (Figures and Landscapes, 1912-1925) is announced for Fall 2015.
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