John Singer Sargent
Marionettes, 1903, oil on canvas, 55.88 x 72.39 cm, private collection.
Sotheby’s annual spring auction of American Art in New York will feature today an important painting by John Singer Sargent, which remained in the artist’s collection for more than 20 years before descending through his family to the present owner.
Marionettes (estimate $5-7 million) is a rare and dynamic example of the artist’s work outside of society portraiture, depicting a group of men from the large Italian American community of Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century performing Sicilian puppet theater.
Stay tuned on twitter for the results of the sale!

John Singer Sargent

Marionettes, 1903, oil on canvas, 55.88 x 72.39 cm, private collection.

Sotheby’s annual spring auction of American Art in New York will feature today an important painting by John Singer Sargent, which remained in the artist’s collection for more than 20 years before descending through his family to the present owner.

Marionettes (estimate $5-7 million) is a rare and dynamic example of the artist’s work outside of society portraiture, depicting a group of men from the large Italian American community of Philadelphia at the turn of the 20th century performing Sicilian puppet theater.

Stay tuned on twitter for the results of the sale!

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