Madame Errazuriz (c. 1880-82) by John Singer Sargent

Madame Errazuriz - John Singer Sargent - c.1880 - c.1882

Artwork Information

TitleMadame Errazuriz
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent
Datec.1880 - c.1882
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions53.3 x 48.38 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Madame Errazuriz

The artwork “Madame Errazuriz” is a significant creation by the artist John Singer Sargent, dating from approximately 1880 to 1882. Executed in oil on canvas, it is a testament to Sargent’s skill within the realm of Realism. The portrait measures 53.3 by 48.38 cm and is considered a work of portraiture genre. Currently, the piece is held in a private collection, emphasizing its exclusivity and potential prestige.

In the artwork, one observes the profile of a woman rendered with exquisite finesse. Sargent’s brushwork captures the softness of the subject’s features and a depth of character that suggests an essence of the sitter beyond mere physical appearance. The background is awash with a golden hue, providing a stark contrast to the darkness of the sitter’s attire. The light touches of color and the handling of shadows around the woman’s profile underscore Sargent’s ability to create a sense of volume and drama through his use of light. The evident dexterity in the brushstrokes also contributes a sense of movement and liveliness to the artwork, a hallmark of Sargent’s style that brings a dynamic quality to even the most serene of portraits.

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