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John Singer Sargent
Lawrence Totaro of Ultimate Chess Collecting sent me some information on John Singer Sargent as well as a question.
The question concerns John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), one of the greatest painters of the late 19th - early 20th century. His paintings included several depicting chess and The JSS Virtual Gallery (a profuse site dealing with John Singer Sargent) gives this rather limited insight:
This begs Mr. Totaro's question:
Hours of searching uncovered little in the way of answering his question.
The Oxford Companion to Chess has Sargent in its list of artists/chess players. The list also includes Sofonisba Anguissola , Paris Bordone, Georges Braque, Richard Dadd, Honoré Daumier, Eugene Delacroix, Marcel Duchamp, Thomas Eakins, Franceseco di Giorgio, Lucas van Leyden, Lucas van Loo and Henri Matisse
According to the National Gallery - "After he gave up formal portraiture, Sargent returned to outdoor painting in a series of landscapes with figures celebrating the pleasures of resting in the sun, reading, dreaming, playing chess, or sketching."
Time Magazine from Monday, Dec. 10, 1923 wrote:
All of which, unfortunately, really has nothing to do with the question.
Sargent's paintings and drawings depicting chess:
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Mark Week's History on the Web
Chess Journalists of America
Chess History Newsgroup
Chess Tourn. & Match History
Super Tournaments of the Past
La grande storia degli scacchi
Bill Wall's Chess Pages
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