Curator’s Lecture: Sargent’s Figure Studies in the Alps

Richard Ormond, co-curator of Sargent: The Watercolours and Sargent’s grand-nephew, gives an insight into how the artist spent his summers and autumns from 1900 to 1914 painting landscapes and figure subjects on the continent, as an antidote to the pressures of portrait painting.

Image credit: John Singer Sargent, A Glacier Stream in the Alps, (detail) c. 1909-11, watercolour on paper, over preliminary pencil, 33.3 x 49.5 cm, Laing Art Gallery (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums). Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Bridgeman Images

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Start date
22 June 2017
Open
12.30-1.30pm
Price
Adults £12, Friends £10