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Strapless : John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame X

Author: Deborah Davis; John Singer Sargent
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin Group, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Explores the story behind John Singer Sargent's "Madame X," a painting of twenty-three-year-old Amelie Gautreau which unleashed a storm of controversey when it was unveiled at the Paris Salon to show the young wife with one strap of her gown falling off her shoulder, and provides insights into the lives of the artist and his subject.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Deborah, 1952-
Strapless.
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin Group, 2004
(OCoLC)56558671
Named Person: John Singer Sargent; John Singer Sargent; Virginie Avegno Gautreau; Virginie Avegno Gautreau; John Singer Sargent
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Davis; John Singer Sargent
ISBN: 9781440604270 1440604274 9781440628184 1440628181
OCLC Number: 759841440
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: La Louisiane --
City of light --
A professional beauty --
The pupil --
A smashing start --
Brilliant creatures --
Heat and light --
His masterpiece --
The Flying Dutchman --
Finishing touches --
Dancing on a volcano --
Le scandale --
Calculated moves --
A woman of a certain age --
A man of prodigious talent --
Twilight of the gods.
Responsibility: Deborah Davis.

Abstract:

Explores the story behind John Singer Sargent's "Madame X," a painting of twenty-three-year-old Amelie Gautreau which unleashed a storm of controversey when it was unveiled at the Paris Salon to show the young wife with one strap of her gown falling off her shoulder, and provides insights into the lives of the artist and his subject.

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