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Sargent portrait comes to Fort Worth museum

September 6, 2013 • Entertainment


This image of oil on canvas from 1890 provided by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, shows Edwin Booth and was painted by John Singer Sargent. Booth was a renowned 19th-century actor and brother of President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassin, John Wilkes Booth. The museum announced the acquisition of the painting Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Amon Carter Museum of American Art)

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas art museum announced Friday it had acquired a rarely displayed painting by John Singer Sargent that depicts Edwin Booth, the renowned 19th-century actor and brother of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.

The portrait from 1890 was commissioned by members of The Players, a private club for Login to read more

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