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Simplon Pass 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
c. 1910-11 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Oil on canvas 
72.2 x 91.4 cm (28 x 36 in.) 
Bequest of James Parmelee 
 Jpg: local source 
Date: 4/6/2003

Went to LA County Museum of Art yesterday to see the John Sargent in Italy exhibit  . . . Simplon Pass  . . . had my jaw on the floor, but the quality of the [image above] is bad. The painting, from 10-15 feet away is perfect, perfect. Up close, the painting is a scrambled set of brushstrokes in different colors–one amazing scribble defines a sunlit portion of a distant cliff.



John Singer Sargent, An Exhibition -- Whitney Museum, NY & The Art Institute of Chicago 1986-1987

Sargent in Italy, 2002-2003


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