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Sir Edmund William Gosse

1 of 15 portraits on display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Edmund William Gosse, by John Singer Sargent, 1886 - NPG 2205 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Edmund William Gosse

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1886
21 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. (546 mm x 445 mm)
Given by Clement Valentine Parsons, 1928
Primary Collection
NPG 2205

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  • John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Portrait and landscape painter and muralist. Artist associated with 72 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Gosse and Sargent first met in 1885 at Broadway in Worcestershire, where both were part of a summer community of artists and writers. This portrait was apparently given by Sargent to his fellow painter, Alfred Parsons, also a member of the Broadway set.

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