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The Sphinx and the Chimaera

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Description: The Sphinx and the Chimaera
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Description: Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent
In 1916, at Isabella Stewart Gardner’s home at Fenway Court, a British guest asked John Singer Sargent whether he was painting any portraits, and he stated with “a wry face”: “No. I’m only painting mountains and niggers.”Mount 1969, 337. Sargent’s racist comment deliberately...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.63-81
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00277.003

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