Mrs. Adrian Iselin (1888) by John Singer Sargent


Artwork Information

TitleMrs. Adrian Iselin
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions153.67 x 93.02 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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About Mrs. Adrian Iselin

Mrs. Adrian Iselin was painted by John Singer Sargent in 1888, and is a great example of his classic portraiture. A leader in the art community, Sargent was considered a “master of attention to detail and technique”. He painted over 900 works during his lifetime, among them Mrs. Adrian Iselin which is noted for its precise brushstrokes, intricacy in its detail, and dramatic composition. Mrs. Adrian Iselin is today part of many museums collections worldwide.

Another famous painting by Sargent is Madame Pierre Gautreau (Madame X) which was completed in 1884. Noted first for its scandal before being recognized as a triumph of modern portraiture, Madame X remains one of Sargent’s most memorable pieces – symbolizing passionate realism that goes beyond physical appearance to capturing truth and emotion. The enigmatic expression on her face that greets the viewer directly shows why this portrait has become immortalized throughout history.

John Singer Sargent was an artist whose legacy lives on today with timeless works of art that remain highly admired among art renown today up until present day. He revolutionized portrait painting with his striking works that still inspires artists around the world today- making him a legend in the art world!

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