10 July—26 September 2010
In The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House
Supported by Adelson Galleries, Inc, New York
American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his glamorous society portraits. Now, for the first time in Britain, 'Sargent and the Sea' presents more than 80 paintings, drawings and watercolours that reveal a less familiar side of the artist: the seascapes and coastal scenes subjects produced in his early career during summer journeys from Paris to Brittany, Normandy and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.
John Singer Sargent, 'En Route pour la pêche (Setting Out to Fish)', 1878. Oil on canvas, 78.8 x 122.8 cm. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund. Exhibition organised by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in cooperation with the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Christie's, The Mr & Mrs. Raymond J Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc, the National Endowment for the Arts, as part of 'American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius', and The Joseph F McCrindle Foundation.