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FISHING IN A MOUNTAIN STREAM
I don’t dig beneath the surface for things that don’t appear before my own eyes.*
John Singer Sargent
By 1901, when American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) created On His Holidays, Norway above, he was starting to focus more on outdoor activities and landscapes. He already had established an international reputation as a portraitist, sought after by both the aristocracy and nouveau riche business tycoons. However, Sargent increasingly preferred traveling across Europe and the United States, capturing subjects like school boy Alexander McCulloch taking a break from fishing.
*Quote of John Singer Sargent from Art that Changed the World, an introduction to great masterpieces published by D.K. Publishing, 2013.
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