Sargent's Women

Sargent's Women

Four Lives Behind the Canvas

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"With unprecedented access to newly discovered sources, Donna M. Lucey illuminates the lives of four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny clairvoyance, Sargent's portraits hint at the mysteries, passions, and tragedies that unfolded in his subjects' lives. Sequestered in a fantasy-land castle in the remote Rocky Mountains, Elsie Palmer carried on a labyrinthine love life; Elizabeth Chanler stepped into a maze of infidelity with her best friend's husband; as the veiled image of Sally Fairchild-beautiful, commanding, and poison-tongued-emerged on Sargent's canvas, the power of his artistry lured her sister Lucia into an ill-fated life in art; shrewd, iron-willed Isabella Stewart Gardner collected both art and young men. Born to unimaginable wealth, these women lived on an operatic scale, and their letters and diaries create a rich depiction of the Gilded Age and the acclaimed but secretive painter whose canvases defined the era"--Container.
Publisher: [Prince Frederick, MD] : Highbridge, a division of Recorded Books, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ©2017, ℗2017
ISBN: 9781681687285
1681687283
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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