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The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame.

Unveiled at the 1884 Paris Salon, Gautreau's portrait generated the attention she craved-but it led to infamy rather than stardom. Sargent… (more)

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Publisher: TarcherPerigee (May 03, 2004)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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