Miss Eden 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Private Collection 
Watercolor  on paper
47.5 x 33.5 cm (19 x 13 1/2 in.)

Inscribed ll: John S. Sargent
Inscribed lr: 1905

Jpg: The Pragmatic Romanticist
The painting that I would like to see added to your wonderful website is "Miss Eden" painted in 1905. This painting was included in the last 1999 Sargent Show at The National gallery of Art. It is unusual because it is a watercolor done in the formal style of his oils, perhaps the only one he ever did in this style. 
Jack White
It IS unbelievably beautiful and like Bedouins, 
1905-06, Sargent shows the finesse and delicacy of the facial features in such a difficult medium but still retains the boldness in the rest of the painting -- Nat 

Sargent would paint Miss Eden's mother in 1906 and then sketch her again in 1910:

Lady Eden

Sybil, Lady Eden  


  • see also the year in review 1905 
Special thanks go out to the The Pragmatic Romanticist, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for the image.

Created 1999