In connection with the Sargent House Museum’s Centennial Exhibition featuring Sargent’s Charcoal portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, one of the founders of the Museum, Richard Ormond will provide a talk about John Singer Sargent’s Charcoals on September 28, 3PM at the Cape Ann Museum. Ormond is the grandson of Violet Sargent Ormond, sister of John Singer Sargent. He has co-authored with Elaine Kilmarney, the 7-volume catalogue raisonne of Sargents’ works. His most recent book about John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal will become available October 8, 2019.
One of the foremost authorities on the artist and former deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery and director of the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, in Greenwich England, Ormond is currently working with the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City to mount a show of Sargents’ Charcoals, set to open in October of 2019.
Admission for the talk is free for members of either Sargent House Museum or Cape Ann Museum. Admission is $10 for non-members. Reservations and tickets can be obtained on EventBrite.