Saturday, 8 March 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 3

1884c John Singer Sargent in his studio in Paris

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 - 2 also.

This is part-3 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent:



1879 Mme. Francois Bulz ( Christine Blaze ) 
oil on canvas 54.8 x 46.7 cm 
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

1879 Persian Artifact with Faience Decoration 
graphite and watercolour on paper 32.4 x 24.1 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Robert de Cévrieux 
oil on canvas 84.4 x 47.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1879 Sketch of a Spanish Madonna 
oil on panel 35 x 26 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879 Spanish Gypsy Dancer 
oil on canvas 46.4 x 28.6 cm 
Adelson Galleries, Boston, MA

1879 Spanish Gypsy Dancer 
oil on canvas 46.4 x 28.6 cm 
Private Collection

1879 The Little Fruit Seller 
oil on board 34.9 x 27.3 cm 
Private Collection

1879-80 Courtyard, Tetuan, Morocco 
oil on wood 26 x 34.9 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879-80 Moorish Buildings on a Cloudy Day 
oil on wood 26 x 34.9 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879-80 Open Doorway, Morocco 
oil on wood 35.2 x 26 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879-80 Spanish Dance 
oil on canvas 89.5 x 84.5 cm 
The Hispanic Society of America, New York

1879-80 Study for Spanish Dance 
oil on canvas 48.3 x 39.7 cm 
Private Collection

1879-80 Study for Spanish Dance 
oil on canvas 72.4 x 48.3 cm 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

1879-80 Turkey in a Courtyard 
oil on panel 35.6 x 26.7 cm 
Private Collection

1879-80 White Walls in Sunlight, Morocco 
oil on wood 26 x 34.9 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879-80c A Spanish Figure 
oil on panel 33 x 28 cm 
Private Collection

1879-80c An Archway ( aka Moorish Archway ) 
oil on canvas 47 x 37.5 cm

1879-80c Spanish or Moorish Landscape 
oil on panel 26 x 34.6 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879-80c The Balcony 
oil on panel 34.9 x 26.7 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879-80c Two Nude Figures Standing on a Wharf 
oil on panel 34.9 x 26.7 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1879-82c A Spanish Woman 
oil on canvas 56 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1879c A Spanish Madonna 
oil on panel 34 x 15 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1879c Boats 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.5 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection

1879c Boats 
graphite and watercolour on paper 26.3 x 36.1 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1879c Boats in Harbour 
graphite and watercolour on paper 21.6 x 228 cm 
Private Collection

1879c Filet et Barque 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.3 x 35 cm 
Private Collection

1879c Mediterranean Landscape 
oil on board 48.9 x 61.6 cm 
Private Collection

1879c Port Scene 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.5 x 35.7 cm 
Private Collection

1879c Ships and Boats 
graphite and watercolour on paper 22.8 x 28 cm 
Private Collection

1879c The Alhambra Vase ( aka Persian Vase ) 
watercolour on paper 34.3 x 25.3 cm 
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

1879c The Descent from the Cross ( after Giovanni Tiepolo ) 
oil on panel 25.5 x 33 cm 
Private Collection

1879c The White House 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 44.4 x 36.8 cm 
Private Collection

1879c Two Figures from 'The Three Graces' ( after Peter Paul Rubens ) 
oil on canvas 46.4 x 30.2 cm 
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas *see below

Peter Paul Rubens 1635c "The Three Graces" 
oil on canvas 221 x 181 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid


1879c Wharf Scene ( aka The Dock ) 
oil on canvas 32.7 x 46 cm 
Private Collection

1880 A Moroccan Street Scene 
oil on panel 35 x 26 cm 
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1880 A Parisian Beggar Girl 
oil on canvas 64.1 x 45.1 cm 
Private Collection

1880 A Venetian Woman in a Scarlet Shawl ( "Gigia Viani" ) 
oil on canvas 35.6 x 27.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1880 Café on the Riva degli Schiavoni 
graphite and watercolour on paper 24.1 x 31.7 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Donkeys in a Desert 
oil on wood 25.1 x 33.6 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Francis Brooks Chadwick 
oil on panel 34.9 x 25.4 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Fumée d'ambre gris (Smoke of Ambergris)
Fumée d'amber gris was painted after Sargent's trip to North Africa in the winter of 1879-80. The painting depicts an exotically dressed woman inhaling the smoke of ambergris - a resinous substance found in tropical seawater. Ambergris was believed to ward off evil spirits and also served as an aphrodisiac.

1880 Fumée d'Ambre Gris ( Smoke of Ambergris ) 
oil on canvas 94 x 139.1 cm 
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

1880 Fumée d'ambre gris ( study ) 
oil on canvas 81.3 x 54 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Fumée d'amber gris 
watercolour on paper 31.1 x 19.7 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA


1880 Gordon Greenough 
graphite 27.9 x 22.9 cm  
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

1880 Head of a Spanish Musician 
oil on canvas 49.5 x 36.8 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Jean Joseph Marie Carries  
oil on canvas 55.9 x 46.4 cm 
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

1880 Ramón Subercaseaux
Born in Valparaiso, Chile, on the coast not far from the capital, Ramón Subercaseaux was the Chilean Consul to Paris. At twenty-six years of age he was only two years older than Sargent. Ramón was active in the artistic community, cultivating a number of friends. He himself was an amateur artist. In this painting the two share a covered gondola and, according to Ramón's son, the two were in the process of painting each other which they would exchange as gifts.


1880c Ramón Subercaseaux 
oil on canvas 47 x 63.5 cm 
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

1880 Madame Ramón Subercaseaux 
oil on canvas 165.1 x 109.9 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Mary Turner Austin 
oil on canvas 91.4 x 73.7 cm 
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

1880 Moorish Buildings in Sunlight 
oil on panel 26 x 35.3 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1880 Moroccan Fortress, with Three Women in the Foreground ( aka Bedouin Women ) 
oil on panel 35.2 x 26 cm 
Private Collection

1880 Mrs Robertson 
oil on canvas 159 x 103 cm 
Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey UK

1880 Mrs. Charles Gifford Dyer ( Mary Anthony ) 
oil on canvas 62.2 x 43.8 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1880 Ralph Wormeley Curtis 
oil on canvas 27.9 x 35.6 cm 
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1880 Venetian Bead Stringers
An unfinished oil sketch - whatever Sargent was planning for the doorway he scraped and cut away the area, including the third figure in the foreground.

1880 Venetian Bead Stringers 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 78.7 cm 
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

1880 Venice in Grey Weather 
oil on canvas 
Private Collection

1880 Wooded Landscape 
oil on canvas 54.6 x 64.8 cm 
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS

1880-81 Young Woman with a Black Skirt 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 35.6 x 24.9 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1880-81c A Venetian Woman 
oil on panel 41.9 x 30.5 cm 
Private Collection

1880-81c Head of a Venetian Model 
watercolour on paper 29.2 x 22.9 cm 
Private Collection

1880-81c On the Lagoons, Venice 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 34.9 cm 
Private Collection

1880-81c Palazzo Foscari 
graphite and watercolour on paper 32.1 x 23.5 cm 
Private Collection

1880-81c Palazzo Marcello 
watercolour on paper 32.4 x 23.5 cm 
Private Collection

1880-81c Ponte Panada, Fondamenta Nuove 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.1 x 34.3 cm 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1880-81c Side Canal 
watercolour on paper 22.2 x 30.5 cm
 Private Collection

1880-81c Study for "Man and Woman on a Bed" 
graphite and black ink on white cardboard 26.5 x 22.7 
Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1880-81c The Marinarezza, Venice 
graphite and watercolour on paper 22.9 x 30.5 cm 
Private Collection

1880-81c Venetian Women in the Palazzo Rezzonico 
oil on canvas 45.1 x 63.5 cm  
Private Collection

1880--85 Woman with Furs ( aka Portrait of D. Vergeses ) 
oil on canvas 28.7 x 22.2 cm 
Sterling and Francine Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Thanks so much.

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  2. Good evening, I came across your blog while researching a vintage piece of art. It's a painting from the '60's depicting mosques in the backdrop with sailboats. I would like to send a picture for you to look at.. I can't quite make out the name to determine its value.

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  3. Hi Jamala, I'ma afraid I'm not qualified to determine the provenance or value of artworks. I would suggest you take it to a local auction house, they are usually able to give advice in this area. Poul

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