Born in Florence of American parents, Sargent spent most of his life in Europe. He studied painting in Italy and then from 1874 with Carolus-Duran in Paris. He later became a friend of Monet. He was a landscape painter as well as a society portraitist and mural painter.
John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925
Paintings by John Singer Sargent
This full-length portrait is of Thomas Lister, who became the 4th (and last) Baron Ribblesdale in 1876, when he was just 22. He was a Liberal peer, a lord-in-waiting at court and a Trustee of both the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.Plans to paint Lord Ribblesdale in formal hun...
Not on display
Although dated 1874 on the canvas, Sargent most likely painted this study of a shaded veranda the following year at Saint-Enogat in Brittany. He spent the summer of 1875 there, when he was just 19 years old. The fluid brushwork shows the influence of Impressionism, a new way of painting, particul...