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(1856 - 1925) American painter most remembered for his murals and, as an official World War I war artist, his gripping paintings of men in battle. Fine content A.L.S. on both sides of his personal correspondence card, 1p. 12mo., Washington, Oct. 25, [n.y.], to the painter Alexander James, son of William James and nephew of author Henry James. In part: "...I expect our notes crossed. Could we meet at Mr. [John D.] Rockefeller's at, say, 3 o'c. on Monday afternoon? I will arrive at Edward Robinson's, 84 Irving Place on Sunday night, and might find a line from you there. I am so glad you like the portrait...". James was hired at Sargent's recommendation to paint a copy of Sargent's own portrait of tycoon John D. Rockefeller. Edward Robinson was the director of the Boston Museum of Fine Art and later the New York Metropolitan Museum. Sargent painted a portrait of him in 1903.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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