Arts: Sargent and Lowell

John Singer Sargent long ago quit the portrait-painting game, as such. When he makes an exception to his rule, nowadays, the outcome is more than likely to be something compelling—and so may be characterized the presentment of President A. Lawrence Lowell of Harvard University, which at the moment is said to be nearing completion at the hands of Mr. Sargent.

This will be Sargent's third portrait of distinguished persons connected with Harvard—the other two being of Charles W. Eliot, done in 1907, and the late Henry Lee Higginson, 1903. All three are in...

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