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Unknown John Singer Sargent Revealed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

John Singer Sargent -  American, (born Italy, 1856-1925), "The Derelict", c. 1876 - Oil on canvas. - Private Collection.

HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
will feature more than 80 paintings, watercolors, and drawings of seascapes and
coastal scenes from the early career of the pre-eminent late-19th-century
American expatriate painter John Singer Sargent (1856—1925), from February 14 to
May 23, 2010.
Following a presentation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
in Washington, D.C., this fall, Houston´s showing is the final stop in the
United States before the exhibition travels to London´s Royal Academy. Dr. Emily
Ballew Neff, MFAH curator of American Painting and Sculpture, organizes the
Houston showing, which is complemented by Houston´s Sargents: a show of some 30
Sargent works from private Houston collections.