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Although John Singer Sargent was most famous as a portrait painter of Edwardian and Georgian high society, many artists and critics consider his watercolors his greatest achievement. This volume, illustrated entirely with full-page color plates, is the first book devoted exclusively to Sargent’s work in watercolor. The reproductions encompass the wide range of Sargent’s interest – the complex forms of Baroque art and architecture in Florence and Rome; the nuances of light on the canals in Venice; the pictorial qualities of the landscapes he encountered during his many travels in Europe; the mystery and drama of the Bedouins (which he studied to lend authenticity to the Boston Library decorations); the somber and desolate nature of war in the pictures painted during World War I. Finally, the brilliance of the color in Sargent’s Florida watercolors anticipates Expressionism. These watercolors with their emphasis on the fleeting visual effects of nature, place Sargent as an Anglo-American Impressionist and reveal the debt he owed to his friend Monet.