Henry James - "John S. Sargent", 1887

Henry James (New York, 1843 - 1916, London)

"John S. Sargent", 1887

Printed ink on paper, 25.4 x 29.5 cm (10 x 11 5/8 in.)

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Object details

Accession number

10.a.2.17.2

Creators

  • Harper & Brothers (active New York, 1833 - 1962) - publisher
  • Henry James (New York, 1843 - 1916, London) - primary

Language

English

Publication Place

New York

Binding Description

Italian binding

Provenance

Assembled in a portfolio by Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Bibliography

Henry James. "John S. Sargent," Harper's Magazine, Vol 75 (1887) pp. 683-91.


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Commentary

Henry James was an accomplished art critic. Having studied with the artist John LaFarge as a youth, his criticism reflected a firsthand knowledge of painting. Of Sargent, James concludes: “The gift that he possesses he possesses completely—the immediate perception of the end and of the means.”