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Tue, May 03


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Master Pieces: Sargent's Madame X

This beautiful portrait now in the Met in NY nearly ended the career of the American painter Singer Sargent and the American socialite he painted. Join us for a deep dive into the what, why, where and when of this edgy painting. more info below

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Master Pieces: Sargent's Madame X
Master Pieces: Sargent's Madame X

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May 03, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1

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About the Event

Ranked by John Singer Sargent himself as one of his best works, he displayed it in his studio in London until the end. Experimental, unusual, original and radical it was not one of the usual polite socialites he was commissioned to paint, or the pleasant watercolours of his friends and travels. This was something that both the ambitious American artist and the eager American socialite were hoping would launch their fame. Join us to learn about how the story unravelled.

delivered by Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff

Please note that once you pay you will get an email confirming your payment. This email will also contain a link for the online lecture. If you have not received any emails with a link, please check your spam or junk folder, or email us - well in advance - and we will manually send you the link.

This talk will be delivered in Zoom Meeting. This means your camera and microphone are on upon joining. You are welcome to either turn things off or join the discussion before and after the talk. Please mute yourself during the lecture.

A recording will be made of this event and can be bought separately after the event has taken place.

Other talks you might be interested in:

Paris and the Belle Epoque, by Cindy Polemis

Alan Read's talk on Whistler, an other American expatriot in Europe and a friend to Sargent.


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    This ticket is for people who have credit with Art Historical London because they have paid offline in advance. Your sale will be matched with our records, please note that if you have no credit with Art Historical London your entry to the lecture will be blocked.




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