Saturday, 29 March 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 13

1925 john Singer Sargent by Benjamin F. Curtis
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

John Singer Sargent (1866 - 1925) was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocation of Edwardian era luxury. During his career he created approximately 900 oil paintings and more than 2000 watercolours, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine and Florida, amongst others.

For full biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 12 also.


This is part 13 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent:


1903 Marionettes 
oil on board 55.9 x 72.4 cm 
Private Collection

1903 Mrs. Abbott Lawrence Rotch 
oil on canvas 144.4 x 92.1 cm 
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

1903 Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis 
oil on canvas 152.2 x 76.2 cm 
Portland Museum of Art, ME

1903 Mrs. Fiske Warren ( Gretchen Osgood ) and her Daughter Rachel 
oil on canvas 152.4 x 102.5 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1903 Mrs. Gardiner Green Hammond 
 oil on canvas 
Worcester Art Museum, MA

1903 Mrs. J. William White 
oil on canvas 76.4 x 63.7 cm 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1903 Mrs. Joseph E. Widener 
oil on canvas 152.4 x 97.8 cm 
Private Collection

1903 Peter A. B. Widener
 oil on canvas 127 x 101.6 cm 
Private Collection

1903 Mrs. William Crowninshield Endicott  
charcoal 73.7 x 50.8 cm 
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

1903 Mrs. William Crowninshield Endicott 
oil on canvas 142.2 x 88.5 cm 
Private Collection

1903 President Theodore Roosevelt 
oil on canvas 147.6 x 101.6 cm 
The White House, Washington, DC

1903 South Portico of the White House, Washington, DC 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 43.8 x 29.2 cm 
Private Collection

1903 Santiago de Compostela, Spain 
graphite and watercolour on paper 30.6 x 45.8 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1903 Santiago de Compostela 
graphite and watercolour on paper 24.1 x 34.6 cm 
Collection of Harry and Cookie Spiro

1903 Santiago de Compostela 
graphite and watercolour on paper 30.5 x 43.2 cm
 Private Collection

1903 Stable ( Cuadra ) 
watercolour on paper 24.1 x 34 cm 
Museo Sorolla, Madrid

1903 Stable at Cuenca 
oil on canvas 57.2 x 72.1 cm 
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1903 Viana do Castelo, Portugal 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 30.6 x 45.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1903-04c Cathedral Interior 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 25.1 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1903c A Spanish Interior 
watercolour on paper 57.1 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Aranjuez 
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.9 x 40.6 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Aranjuez 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.7 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1903c Cordova: Interior of the Cathedral 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1903c Driving in Spain 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 48.3 cm
 Private Collection

1903c Evora, Portugal 
graphite and watercolour on paper 30.6 x 45.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1903c Group of Spanish Convalescent Soldiers 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 29.9 x 40.7 cm
 Private Collection

1903c Spanish Convalescent 
graphite and watercolour on paper 45.7 x 30.5 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Spanish Soldiers 
watercolour and gouache on wove paper 45.9 x 30.6 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1903c Spanish Soldiers 
watercolour on paper 30.5 x 45.8 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1903c House and Courtyard 
watercolour and gouache on paper 29.5 x 41.3 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1903c La Granja 
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.9 x 40 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Loggia in the Hospital Real, Santiago de Compostela 
graphite and watercolour on paper 35.6 x 25.4 cm 
British Museum, London

1903c Pool in the Garden of La Granja 
graphite and watercolour on paper 30.2 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Portuguese Boats 
watercolour on paper 30.5 x 45.9 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1903c Spanish Courtyard 
watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Spanish Midday, Aranjuez 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1903c St Teresa of Ávila 
graphite and watercolour on paper 37.2 x 25.1 cm 
Fogg Museum of Art, University of Harvard, Cambridge, MA

1903c The Terrace at La Granja 
graphite and watercolour on paper 29.9 x 45.1 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1903c Thomar, Portugal 
graphite and watercolour on paper 30.6 x 45.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1903c Toledo 
watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 37.1 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1903c Toledo, Bridge 
graphite and watercolour on paper 24.1 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection

1903 On the Canal 
watercolour on paper 34.3 x 49.5 cm 
Musée du Petit Palais, Paris

1903 Steps of a Palace 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm

1903-04 Doge's Palace and Prison 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 24.8 cm 
Private Collection

1903-04 Rio di San Salvatore, Venice 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 34.3 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1903-04c From the Gondola
 graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Brooklyn Museum, New York

1903-04c Gondolas off the Doge's Palace, Venice 
oil on canvas 50.8 x 61 cm 
Private Collection

1903-04c La Riva 
watercolour on paper 35.6 x 50.9 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1903-04c The Bridge of Sighs 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York


1903-07c San Geremia and Palazzo Labbia 
graphite and watercolour on paper 30.2 x 45.1 cm 
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

1913 Palazzo Labbia, Venice 
oil on canvas 
Private Collection

1913 Palazzo Labbia, Venice 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection


1903-08c Venetian Boats 
watercolour on paper 25.2 x 35.1 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1903c At Chioggia 
watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Mint Museums, Charlotte, NC

1903c Boats at anchor on the Lagoons, Venice 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on Whatman board 36.2 x 52.6 cm 
© Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1903c Festa della Regatta 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1903c I Gesuati 
graphite and watercolour on paper 39.4 x 30.3 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Ponte della Canonica 
watercolour on paper 47.3 x 30.1 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1903c Ponte San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice 
watercolour on paper 32 x 47.3 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1903c Rio dei Mendicanti, Venice 
watercolour on paper 37.1 x 52 cm 
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN


1903c Scuola di San Rocco 
watercolour on paper 35.6 x 50.8 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Spirito Santo, Saattera 
watercolour on paper

1903c The Deck, Venice 
watercolour and gouache on paper 33.7 x 49.9 cm 
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

1903c Venetian Canal 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm

1903c Venice 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on wove paper 25.1 x 35.2 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1903c Venice, Gondolas off San Giorgio Maggiore 
watercolour on paper 35.6 x 25.4 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Venice, Sailing Boat 
watercolour on paper 23.5 x 34.3 cm 
Private Collection

1903c Venice, The Prison 
watercolour on paper 25.4 x 34.3 cm


3 comments:

  1. I don't like Sargent. Everything appears to be 'tossed off', bravura arrogance is a bore. Too much dash. No wabi sabi. Japanese have this thing where too much evident professionalism is considered suspect in a work. The celebrate the amateur for the love they bring to the subject.

    Just thought I'd letcha know....:)

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    1. Really? Skill and talent are over rated? I'd sooner have a Sargent on my wall than a Tracey Emmin or Damin Hurst. Being an amateur artist shouldn't be celebrated. There is too much tosh in this world already. I celebrate the skilled and the talented, otherwise everyone's an artist therefore no one is.

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