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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Portrait and landscape painter and muralist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 72 portraits
John Singer Sargent, the son of an American doctor, was born in Florence. He studied painting in Italy and France and in 1884 caused a sensation at the Paris Salon with his painting of Madame Gautreau. The scandal persuaded Sargent to move to England and over the next few years he established himself as the country's leading portrait painter. He made several visits to the USA where as well as portraits he worked on a series of decorative paintings for public buildings such as the Boston Public Library (1890) and the Museum of Fine Arts (1916).

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2205

Sir Edmund William Gosse

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1886
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2205

2273

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth

replica by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1906 (1889)
NPG 2273

5706

Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, early 1890s
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5706

1079

Coventry Kersey Deighton Patmore

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1894
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1079

4030

Joe Chamberlain

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1896
On display at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4030

4414

Sir William Rothenstein

by John Singer Sargent
lithograph, 1897
NPG 4414

1746

Octavia Hill

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1898
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1746

4178

Harley Granville-Barker

by John Singer Sargent
chalk, 1900
NPG 4178

1907

Charles Arthur Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen

replica by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, (1900)
NPG 1907

L254

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1900
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L254

3243

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

by John Singer Sargent
black chalk, 1901
NPG 3243

4837

Sir Frank Swettenham

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1904
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4837

2930

Sir Henry William Lucy

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1905
On display in the Billiard Room at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 2930

6620

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1908
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6620

6980

Sir William Blake Richmond

by John Singer Sargent
charcoal, 1910
NPG 6980