(21 years old)
Sargent's star is
In March, Sargent
places 2nd in the concours of
the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His father writes that not only was it "the
time that any pupil of Carolus-Duran's Atelier had been rated so high"
[but it was also] ". . . the first time that any American Art
in Paris had ever been so ranked" (Dr.
to Bemis quoted in Olson P.50)
In May he submits Miss
Fanny Watts to
the Paris Salon for the first time and the painting is accepted --
honor. The Salon was, by far, the largest exhibition of art and was THE
to get known for an artist. He would exhibit at the Salon every year
He paints Carolus-
In the summer he
and Brittany. He had been there with his family a number of summers
and he looks for a scene for his next Salon painting. Oyster
of Cancale would be that painting and does a number of studies.
takes a walking
tour of Switzerland with Beckwith, then joins his family at Bex,
In the fall he
With Beckwith, he
on his decoration for the Palais du Luxembourg, The
triumph of Maria de Medici a public mural.