John Singer Sargent's watercolours set for rare London exhibition

By Maev Kennedy

Eighty works from 30 lenders are coming together at Dulwich Picture Gallery next year, showcasing the Edwardian painter’s ‘fluency and sensuality’

The first major exhibition of watercolours by the Anglo-American painter John Singer Sargent – better known for his swagger portraits of Edwardian beauties, worthies and rogues – will be shown at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London next spring.

Unlike his portraits, which often show his subjects in sombre – if expensive – clothing against plain dark backgrounds, his rapidly executed watercolours, usually made in the open air, sparkle with light and colour.

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