2006-06-01 / News

Daytime book group to meet June 13

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, June 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. with the book "Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame X" by Deborah Davis.

The subject of John Singer Sargent's most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the "it girl" of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame.

The book discussions are free and open to the public.

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