Sargent pictures inspired by Javanese dancers at Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889, at Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, Met, NY, 30 June-4 Oct
John Singer Sargent, Javanese Dancers Sketchbook, 1889, cardboard covered with beige canvas (cover), graphite on off-white wove paper, closed: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1/2 in. (14 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm). From metmuseum.org.
John Singer Sargent, A Javanese Dancing Girl, 1889, oil on canvas, 70 × 32 in. (177.8 × 81.3 cm). Private Collection. From metmuseum.org.
Photograph of the Javanese Dancers at the Exposition Universelle, 1889. Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. From unc.edu.
John Singer Sargent, Bedouins, 1905-6, opaque and translucent watercolor, 18 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum. From brooklynmuseum.org.
For other examples of Orientalism by Sargent see also the Chinese silk backdrop in his portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, 1892.
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery at the Frick Collection, New York, 5 November 2014-1 February 2015.
Sargent collected rare textiles and decorative art objects like the Chinese silk wall hanging in his portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw.
John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw [full painting and detail of portion of wall hanging], 1892, oil on canvas, 157 x 133.35 cm. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. From National Galleries of Scotland.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.