By ‘79 Sargent begins his
and he never particularly showed any desire to paint scenes of Parisian
life, opting for more exotic locals for his subject paintings, this was
probably done when he was studying with Carolus-Duran's atelier.
ExhibitionsGreat Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children; 2004-2005
According to Richard Ormond, Carmela has been identified as the model in the Parisian Beggar Girl, which is hanging at the Terra Museum in Chicago. Carmela posed for many of Sargent's dancers and figures in interiors (Milch Gallery art notes, 1927-1928). This is mentioned on page 72 of John Singer Sargent book. I'll keep you informed on Carmela.
By: Natasha Wallace
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