John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Oil on canvas
28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Not on view
Sargent spent the summer and fall of 1885 in Broadway, a village in the English Cotswolds popular with many English and American artists and writers. This fluidly painted landscape conveys the pleasures of his rural idyll. The bright palette reflects the warmth of the midday sun, while Sargent’s sickle-shaped brushstrokes and impressionist technique evoke the reapers’ tools and labor.
the artist, until died 1925; his sister, Violet Sargent (Mrs. Francis Ormond), London, 1925–1950