John Singer Sargent: The Sketchers 1,000-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
When traveling, many of us combine work with play. This was no less the case for John Singer Sargent, as we see in The Sketchers (1913), the subject of this puzzle. Sargent completed the painting late in his career, while traveling in Italy. Like many of Sargent’s compositions, the painting captures the form and style of the leisure class, and in this case, two friends of the artist, likely Mary Foote and Wilfrid de Glehn, are the subjects. The technique presents a different look than typical for the artist; typically razor sharp-focused, here we see sketchier, more dressed-down brushwork. Based on the setting, it’s likely that Sargent enjoyed his travels nearly as much as we enjoy it in puzzle form.
Puzzle size: 25 x 20 in.
Published with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts