This sensitive and compelling biography sheds new light on John Singer Sargent's art through an intimate history of his family. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman focus especially on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, who married the only son of Andre Michel, the foremost art historian of his day. Robert was a promising historian as well, until the Great War claimed him in 1914. His widow Rose-Marie served as a nurse for blinded French soldiers until she too was killed in 1918. Sargent expressed his grief on canvas, painting ruined French churches and, in Gassed, blinded soldiers; he made his last murals for the Boston Public Library a cryptic memorial to Rose-Marie and her beloved Robert. Drawing on a rich trove of letters, diaries, and journals, this beautifully illustrated history brings Sargent and his times to vivid life.
Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman are historians who have collaborated on studies of the Latin archives of the Middle Ages. Now they have turned their attention to a more contemporary subject, whose secrets they have uncovered in archives and eyewitness journals and letters.
Chapter 1: The Painter and the Critic: John Sargent and Andre Michel Chapter 2: The Ormonds and the Sargents Chapter 3: Rose-Marie Ormond Chapter 4: Robert Andre-Michel Chapter 5: Robert's War, 1914 Chapter 6: Rose-Marie's War, 1914-1918 Chapter 7: The Paris Gun Chapter 8: Sargent's War, 1914-1919 Chapter 9: The End of The Triumph of Religion Chapter 10: Epilogues Bibliography
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