Art: John Singer Sargent

A Living Immortal

The famous Wertheimer portraits by John Sargent, American, are once more the nine days' talk of London. Extremely unflattering, scrupulously accurate, they portray the immediate family of a distinguished English Jew, Asher Wertheimer. They were hung Jan. 8 in the National Gallery, and with the event John Sargent became a classic in his own lifetime. Now a strong group in the House of Commons seeks their removal.

John Sargent is the only individual for whom the National Gallery has ever broken its rule against accepting the work of a living...

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