Monday, 17 March 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 7

1890c Portrait of John Singer Sargent by Giovanni Boldini oil on panel 27 x 22 cm Private Collection
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.

This is part-7 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent. For full biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 6 also.


1888 Portrait of a Man (probably Nicola d'Inverno) oil on canvas 61 x 45.7 cm Private Collection

1888 St. Martin's Summer oil on canvas 91.4 x 71.1 cm

1888 Two Girls with Parasols oil on canvas 74.9 x 63.5 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1888 Under The Willows graphite and watercolour on paper 35.5 x 23.8 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX

1888-89c Edwin Austin Abbey graphite 35.6 x 25.7 cm Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT


1888c At Calcot oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.2 cm Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1888c Landscape with Trees, near Calcot on River Thames oil on canvas 69 x 51 cm Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona MN

1888c River Bank, near Oxford oil on canvas 43.2 x 54.6 cm Private Collection


1888c Cecil Harrison oil on canvas 172.7 x 83.5 cm Southampton City Art Gallery UK

1888c Jack Millet as a Baby graphite on paper 13.9 x 23.5 cm

1888c Woman with Parasol watercolour on paper 17.2 x 24.1 cm Private Collection

1889 A Boating Party oil on canvas 88.3 x 91.4 cm Museum of Art, Providence RI

1889 A Game of Bowls, Ightham Mote, Kent (UK) oil on canvas 142.9 x 229.2 cm Private Collection

1889 A Portrait of Violet oil on canvas 59.7 x 38.1 cm Private Collection

1889 A Street in Algiers  oil on panel 34.3 x 25.4 cm Adelson Galleries, New York

1889 Autumn on the River (aka Miss Violet Sargent) oil on canvas 76.2 x 50.8 cm Private Collection

1889 Claude Monet oil on canvas 40.6 x 33 cm National Academy of Design, New York

1889 Clementina Anstruther-Thomson oil on canvas 81.3 x 66 cm Private Collection

1889 Clementina Anstruther-Thomson oil on canvas 106.7 x 74 cm Private Collection

1889 Dorothy Barnard oil on canvas 70.5 x 39.4 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge UK

1889 Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (sketch) oil on canvas 53.5 x 40.6 cm Ellen Terry Memorial Museum, Tenterden UK

1889 Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth oil on canvas 221 x 114.3 cm Tate, London

1889 Gabriel Fauré oil on canvas 61 x 54.6 cm Musée de la Musique, Paris

1889 Head of a Woman graphite on cream wove paper 23.9 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA


1889 A Javanese Dancer (study) watercolour on paper 25.4 x 17.2 cm Private Collection

1889 A Javanese Dancer oil on canvas 172.7 x 80 cm Private Collection

1889 A Javanese Dancer oil on canvas 174 x 80 cm Private Collection

1889 A Javanese Dancer oil on canvas 175.9 x 78.1 cm Private Collection

1889 A Javanese Girl at Her Toilet oil on canvas 64.8 x 53.3 cm Stevenson Scott Kaminer

1889 Javanese Dancer Applying Make-up (from Sketchbook of Javanese Dancers) graphite on wove paper 21.6 x 14 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1889 Javanese Dancing Girls graphite and watercolour on paper 31.1 x 25.4 cm Private Collection

1889c Javanese Dancer
One of forty-five panel decorations painted by various artists fro a house being re-modelled by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema:


1889c Javanese Dancer oil on panel 81.3 x 14.6 cm Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Hall of Panels at the home of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

A feature in "The Strand Magazine"
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1889 Lady Fishing - Mrs Ormond oil on canvas 184.8 x 97.8 cm Tate, London

1889 Violet Fishing oil on canvas 72.4 x 53.3 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1889 Mademoiselle Roger-Jourdain oil on canvas 60 x 44.9 cm Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown MA

1889 Mrs. Charles F. St.Clair Anstruther-Thomson oil on canvas 148.6 x 97.1 cm Private Collection

1889 Mrs. Edmond Kelly oil on canvas 111.8 x 81.3 cm Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA

1889 Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears oil on canvas 147.6 x 96.8 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX

1889 An Out-of-Doors Study
Inspired in part by the Impressionist work of his friend Claude Monet, this portrait depicts another Frech artist friend, Paul Helleu, and his young wife Alice, settled in the grass at Fladbury, in England's Cotswolds.

1889 Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife oil on canvas 65.9 x 80.7 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1889 Sketch of Madame Helleu graphite on cream wove paper 23.9 x 14.9 cm Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1889 The Garden at Fladbury Rectory oil on canvas 49.5 x 68 cm Private Collection

1889 Two Girls In a Punt oil on canvas 35.6 x 44.4 cm Private Collection

1889 Violet Resting on the Grass watercolour 24.8 x 34.3 cm

1889 Violet Sargent and Flora Priestley oil on canvas 55.9 x 41.9 cm Private Collection

1889-90c Study for "Miss Elsie Palmer" (aka A Lady in White) brown ink on wove paper 26.4 x 35.5 cm Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1889-90c Study for "Miss Elsie Palmer" oil on canvas 76.2 x 49.2 cm Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1889-90 Miss Elsie Palmer 190.8 x 114.6 cm oil on canvas Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center CO

1889-90c Elsie Palmer oil on canvas 74.9 x 62.3 cm Private Collection

1889c Cicely Horner oil on canvas 61 x 40.6 cm

1889c Flora Priestley (aka Lamplight Study) oil on canvas 45.7 x 30.5 cm Private Collection

1889c Flora Priestley graphite29.2 x 21.6 cm Private Collection

1889c Flora Priestley oil on canvas 91.4 x 63.5 cm Tate, London

1889c Madame Helleu oil on canvas 102.9 x 82.6 cm Private Collection

1889c Mrs. J. W. Comyns Carr oil on canvas 64.5 x 50.5 cm Speed Art Museum, Louisville KY

1889c Paul Helleu lying in a Field pastel on paper 26 x 37.8 cm British Museum, London

1889c Two Girls on a Lawn oil on canvas 53.7 x 64.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

after 1890 Woman with Collie graphite, watercolour and gouache on wove paper 35.4 x 25.2 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1890 Beatrice Goelet oil on canvas 162.6 x 86.3 cm Private Collection

1890 Edwin Booth oil on canvas 222.3 x 156.8 cm The Players Club, New York

1890 Garden Sketch oil on canvas 59.4 x 44.8 cm Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC

1890 Gordon Fairchild oil 137.2 x 101.6 cm Private Collection

1890 Grace Woodhouse oil on canvas 162.9 x 94 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1890 Henry Cabot Lodge oil on canvas 127 x 84.5 cm National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

1890 Homer Saint-Gaudens and his Mother oil on canvas 151.8 x 142.2 cm Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA

1890 Joseph Jefferson oil on canvas 91.4 x 72.4 cm Hampden-Booth Theatre Library, New York

1890 Katherine Chase Pratt oil on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm Peters Corporation, Santa Fe NM

1890 Katherine Chase Pratt oil on canvas 101.6 x 76.5 cm Worcester Art Museum MA

1 comment:

  1. I think Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth might be my favorite Sargent. Stunning I just saw it 10 days ago at the Met... a great Sargent show going on there now ( July to Oct 2015 )

    As it is pointed out, such a scene is not in the play, yet it sums up Lady M's part superbly Macbeth is like, Lord of the Rings; once the crown/ ring is grasped, the plunge down to ruin begins in earnest and is unstoppable . If one looks, she is not exalting, her face is utterly terrified.

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