This is John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Carolus-Duran a tribute to his teacher, Charles-Émile-Auguste Duran who was a renowned painter of society portraits. Here in 1879, Singer-Sargent adopts his teacher’s method by simultaneously drawing and painting while working. The expression the painter gives his master is one of expectant curiosity.
Carolus-Duran was a prominent painter in the Third French Republic and a member of the Société Japonaise du Jinglar, an artist group with a number of other famous artists including Henri Fantin-Latour.
John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Carolus-Duran resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States of America.