NEW! MFA Spotlight
John Singer Sargent: Murals in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Introducing MFA Spotlight


Each volume in the MFA Spotlight series illuminates a significant work in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offering a brief and engaging introduction to its creation and history.

Carol Troyen, with contributions by Pamela Hatchfield and Lydia Vagts

The mural paintings and sculptures by John Singer Sargent in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are among the artist’s last and most ambitious works. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the art works as they appear in the Museum’s rotunda and grand staircase, elucidating their allegorical subjects drawn from classical mythology to emphasize the museum’s role as the guardian of fine arts. It also explores their artistic sources, creation, and initial reception, as well as recounting the restoration that allows visitors to experience in its original splendor one of the most striking Beaux-Arts interiors in Boston and a crowning achievement of Sargent’s career.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Carol Troyen is Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Pamela Hatchfield is Robert P. and Carol T. Henderson Head of Objects Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lydia Vagts is Cunningham Associate Conservator of Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Softcover with flaps.
5.75" x 8.25".
88 pages, 72 color illustrations.