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The Resource Sargent's women : four lives behind the canvas, Donna M. Lucey

Sargent's women : four lives behind the canvas, Donna M. Lucey

Label
Sargent's women : four lives behind the canvas
Title
Sargent's women
Title remainder
four lives behind the canvas
Statement of responsibility
Donna M. Lucey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects' lives. Elsie Palmer traveled between her father's Rocky Mountain castle and the medieval English manor house where her mother took refuge, surrounded by artists, writers, and actors. Elsie hid labyrinthine passions, including her love for a man who would betray her. As the veiled Sally Fairchild--beautiful and commanding--emerged on Sargent's canvas, the power of his artistry lured her sister, Lucia, into a Bohemian life. The saintly Elizabeth Chanler embarked on a surreptitious love affair with her best friend's husband. And the iron-willed Isabella Stewart Gardner scandalized Boston society and became Sargent's greatest patron and friend. Like characters in an Edith Wharton novel, these women challenged society's restrictions, risking public shame and ostracism. All had forbidden love affairs; Lucia bravely supported her family despite illness, while Elsie explored Spiritualism, defying her overbearing father. Finally, the headstrong Isabella outmaneuvered the richest plutocrats on the planet to create her own magnificent art museum. These compelling stories of female courage connect our past with our present--and remind us that while women live differently now, they still face obstacles to attaining full equality."--Jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 920.72
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT3260
LC item number
.L83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Sargent's women : four lives behind the canvas, Donna M. Lucey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Four women, four lives, four paintings -- The pilgrim -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- The Madonna -- The collector -- Epilogue. The curtain closes
Control code
ocn959808661
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393079036
Lccn
2017013987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959808661
  • (Sirsi) a2002672
Label
Sargent's women : four lives behind the canvas, Donna M. Lucey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Four women, four lives, four paintings -- The pilgrim -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- The Madonna -- The collector -- Epilogue. The curtain closes
Control code
ocn959808661
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393079036
Lccn
2017013987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959808661
  • (Sirsi) a2002672

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