This lecture is offered in connection with the Sargent House Museum’s Centennial Exhibition featuring Sargent’s charcoal portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent. Admission for the talk is free for CAM and Sargent House Museum members; $10 for nonmembers. Reserve online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10.
Richard Ormond, one of the foremost authorities on Sargent, is former deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery and director of the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, in Greenwich England. Ormond is currently working with the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City to mount a show of Sargent’s charcoals, set to open in October of 2019. He is the grandson of Violet Sargent Ormond, sister of John Singer Sargent and a co-founder of the Sargent House Museum. He is coauthor with Elaine Kilmarney of the 7-volume John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonne; his most recent book, John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal, is due out on October 8, 2019.
John Singer Sargent, portrait of his cousin Charles Sprague Sargent. Charcoal on paper. Courtesy of the Sargent House Museum.