Exhibition Begins—The Inscrutable Eye

Thursday, October 31, 11:00 AM

October 31, 2013–January 20, 2014 | Fenway Gallery

The Inscrutable Eye: Watercolors by John Singer Sargent in Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Collection offers a look at the vibrant watercolors John Singer Sargent made for his own pleasure that were avidly collected by Isabella Stewart Gardner towards the end of her life. With their brilliant technique and fresh colors, these pictures reveal the stupendous qualities of Sargent’s draftsmanship.

A selection of watercolors by Sargent and personal artifacts throw a fascinating new light on his close friendship with Isabella Gardner.

This selection of works will be on view concurrently with the exhibition John Singer Sargent Watercolors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Learn more about this exhibition.