Painter of the Week: John Singer Sargent. Today: The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (originally titled Portraits d’enfants)is a painting by John Singer Sargent. The painting depicts four young girls, the daughters of Edward Darley Boit, in their family’s Paris apartment. It was painted in 1882 and is now exhibited in the new Art of the Americas Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The painting hangs in between the two tall blue-and-white Japanese vases depicted in the work; they were donated by the heirs of the Boit family.
John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was an American artist, considered the “leading portrait painter of his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida.
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