John Singer Sargent -- Letters  (Frontpage)

Vernon Lee to her mother 16 June 1882
Vernon Lee
Vernon Lee
I went to the Academy, poor stuff for the most part, but John's red picture [1], tho' less fine than his Paris portrait [2], magnificent, of an insolent kind of magnificence, more or less kicking other peoples pictures to bits.

(Vernon Lee Letters, ed. Irene Cooper Willis (privately printed, 1937) p. 87; quoted in Olson, n. p 93)

John's red picture

Dr. Samuel Jean Pozzi at Home

John's Paris portrait

Miss Charlotte Louise Burckhardt.
Sargent had taken Vernon Lee and his sister to the Paris Salon for a tour on June 2nd.