NAME: Sargent House Museum
EVENT TITLE: Author Erica E. Hirschler Lecture and Booksigning
DATE: Sunday, October 18
TIME: 2 pm- 3:30pm
EVENT ADDRESS: Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester
COST TO ATTEND: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, Members free.
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS (if applicable): Available online at sargenthouse.org
EVENT DESCRIPTION Come hear Erica Hirshler talk about her new book, Sargent’s Daughters: The Biography of a Painting. Scholar Erica E. Hirshler excavates all facets of this iconic canvas, discussing not only its significance as a work of art but also the figures and events involved in its making, its importance for John Singer Sargent’s career, its place in the tradition of artistic patronage and the myriad factors that have contributed to its lasting popularity. The result is an aesthetic, philosophical and personal tour de force that will change the way you look at Sargent’s work, and that both illuminates an iconic painting. John Singer Sargent was the great-great nephew of Judith Sargent Murray, one of America’s first feminist writers who lived at 49 Middle Street.