After "El-Jaleo"

John Singer Sargent American

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While studying and traveling in Spain in 1879, Sargent became fascinated by the country's musicians and dancers and made a number of small paintings and sketches of these subjects. The most ambitious result of Sargent's experiences in Spain was the canvas El Jaleo (1882, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston), an homage to the spectacle and energy of flamenco. Before Sargent exhibited that painting at the Paris Salon in 1882, he copied its principal figure in this watercolor. He then folded the sheet, closed it with a wax seal, and mailed it to his parents in the south of France as a preview.

After "El-Jaleo", John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London), Graphite and watercolor on prepared clay-coated paper, American

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