Sargent, Henry

Sargent, Henry,

1770–1845, American genre and portrait painter, b. Gloucester, Mass., studied in London with Benjamin West. He was skilled in the rendering of textures and accessories. Fine examples are his two conversation pieces The Tea Party and The Dinner Party (c.1840–42; Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston). The portrait of Peter Faneuil at Faneuil Hall in Boston is also attributed to him.

Sargent, Henry

(1770–1845) painter; born in Gloucester, Mass. He studied with Benjamin West in London (1793), returned to live in Boston (1797), served as a militia officer, and painted genre scenes, such as Tea Party (c. 1820–25).
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Positing the art of biography as an act of resurrection and possession, "Palmerino" brings to life a vividly detailed, subtly erotic tale about secret loves and the fascinating artists and intellectuals - Oscar Wilde, John Singer Sargent, Henry James, Robert Browning, Bernard Berenson - who challenged and inspired each other during an age of repression.