Portrait of a Boy, 1890

Portrait of a Boy depicts a young Homer Saint-Gaudens, son of the painter's friend, sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and his mother. Sargent's representation of his subjects deviates from the sentimental portraiture of the time, catching the natural expression and posture of a boy who is not enthused about sitting for the artist.

Picturing America Resources - Portrait of a Boy, 1890, 12a


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