Sargent's Women (Paperback)

Four Lives Behind the Canvas

By Donna M. Lucey

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393356168, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/22/2017)
Compact Disc (8/22/2017)

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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. These women inhabited a rarefied world of wealth and strict conventions--yet all of them did something unexpected, something shocking, to upend society's rules.