Arts Everyday Living: The Beautiful Journalist by the Italian John Singer Sargent

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THE BEAUTIFUL JOURNALIST

A PORTRAIT BY THE ITALIAN JOHN SINGER SARGENT

 

 

Giovanni Boldini, Lady Colin Campbell, 1894, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Imagine a lady with a lightning wit, a merciless sense of humor, a skill in journalism surpassing any interviewer….

George Bernard Shaw, Speaking of Lady Colin Campbell

Whether in paint or in words, both Italian portraitist Giovanni Bolding (1842-1931) and Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) seem to be similarly entranced by Edwardian beauty and journalist Elizabeth Gertrude Blood, Lady Colin Campbell.  However, Campbell would attract scandal as well as condemnation from society because of the failure of her marriage and subsequent divorce.

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