Sargent's women : four lives behind the canvas / ... Read More
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- ISBN: 9780393079036
- ISBN: 0393079031
- Physical Description: xx, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : ... Read More
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
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Introduction. Four women, four lives, four ... Read More
"In this seductive, multilayered biography, based ... Read More
- Baker & Taylor
Describes the lives of four high-society women who were immortalized in portraits by John Singer Sargent and who experienced numerous mysteries, passions, and tragedies during the Gilded Age.
- Baker & Taylor
Describes the lives of four high-society women who were immortalized in portraits done by the iconic artist, John Singer Sargent, each one incredibly wealthy, beautiful and commanding who experienced numerous mysteries, passions and tragedies during the Gilded Age.
- WW Norton
In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjectsâ lives.Elsie Palmer traveled between her fatherâs Rocky Mountain castle and the medieval English manor house where her mother took refuge, surrounded by artists, writers, and actors. Elsie hid labyrinthine passions, including her love for a man who would betray her. As the veiled Sally Fairchildâbeautiful and commandingâemerged on Sargentâs canvas, the power of his artistry lured her sister, Lucia, into a Bohemian life. The saintly Elizabeth Chanler embarked on a surreptitious love affair with her best friendâs husband. And the iron-willed Isabella Stewart Gardner scandalized Boston society and became Sargentâs greatest patron and friend.Like characters in an Edith Wharton novel, these women challenged societyâs restrictions, risking public shame and ostracism. All had forbidden love affairs; Lucia bravely supported her family despite illness, while Elsie explored Spiritualism, defying her overbearing father. Finally, the headstrong Isabella outmaneuvered the richest plutocrats on the planet to create her own magnificent art museum.These compelling stories of female courage connect our past with our presentâand remind us that while women live differently now, they still face obstacles to attaining full equality.
- WW Norton
"Sargentâs Women has a distinct elegance and potencyâLuceyâs writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he made infamous." âChristene Barberich, global editor-in-chief and cofounder, Refinery29
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