The Generals, John Singer Sargent, 1922

“I just don’t get it guys, why do we keep losing?”

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Source and appropriate epic size, it’s at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Said Sargent, while working on it:

the Generals loom before me like a nightmare… I curse God and man for having weakly said I would do them, for I have no ideas about it and I foresee a horrible failure

 

 



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