New Exhibition - American Painters in Italy: From Copley to Sargent

  • Liz Renes

    Liz Renes

  • March 01, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'American Painters in Italy: From Copley to Sargent', 13 February - 17 June 2018.

Sargent, who was born in Italy and maintained a lifelong interest in the country's art and scenery, is represented by ten works, including an early scrapbook never before shown at The Met.

Since the founding of the United States, American painters have been attracted to the celebrated art, ancient ruins, and picturesque scenery of Italy. This exhibition of works from the Museum's collection features watercolors, drawings, and sketchbooks by 18 American artists who traveled to and were inspired by Italy from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Among the best known are John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, George Inness, James McNeill Whistler, Maurice Prendergast, and John Singer Sargent. 

More information can be found on the Met Museum's website.

An accompanying talk on 'Sargent's Masterworks' by curator Stephanie Herdrich will be held on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, Tickets available here