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Venetian Glass Workers  1880

by John Singer Sargent

Trained in Paris, John Singer Sargent traveled to Spain, the Netherlands, and Italy early in his career in order to study how painters such as Diego Velázquez and Frans Hals captured the effects of light and rendered figures in space. [i]Venetian Glass Workers[/i] is one of several genre scenes featuring glass-bead workers that Sargent executed in the early 1880s. This bac...
56.5 × 84.5 cm (22 1/4 × 33 1/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago