This week's darling: John Singer Sargent

Accompanying a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, this is the first book devoted to the career of the renowned American painter through his brilliant portraits:

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was one of the leading painters of his generation, whose captivating portraits are universally admired. Brilliant works of art and penetrating character studies, they are also records of relationships, influences, aspirations, and allegiances.

This unprecedented book showcases Sargent’s cosmopolitan career in a new light giving us a picture of the artist as an intellectual and connoisseur of the music, art, and literature of his day.