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MFA Displays Treasure Trove Of John Singer Sargent's Letters13:17
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A caricature of John Singer Sargent by Henry Tonks, on display at the MFA. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts Boston)
A caricature of John Singer Sargent by Henry Tonks, on display at the MFA. (Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts Boston)

We take a little trip to the Museum of Fine Arts for an appreciation of John Singer Sargent.

Beyond his beautiful and famous paintings, Sargent left behind another legacy: a treasure trove of letters, photographs and sketches that tell the story of the artist's world.

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Erica Hirshler, Croll senior curator of American paintings at the MFA in Boston.

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The Boston Globe: MFA Receives Trove Of John Singer Sargent Letters, Memorabilia

  • "In the spring of 1925, the famed painter John Singer Sargent was preparing to travel from London to Boston. His plan? To oversee the final installation of murals he’d created for the Museum of Fine Arts — mythic works that would join similar paintings at the Boston Public Library and Harvard’s Widener Library, cementing the artist’s relationship with the city he loved."

This segment aired on July 29, 2015.

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