Sunday, 6 April 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 17

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 - 16 also.


This is part 17 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent:




1907 Behind the Salute
watercolour on paper 34.9 x 50.2 cm
Private Collection

1907 Doorway of a Venetian Palace 
watercolour on paper 58.4 x 45.7 cm 
Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greenburg, PA

1907 Grand Canal, Venice 
watercolour on paper 
National Gallery of Art Washington, DC

1907 Palazzo Corner della Ca Grande 
watercolour on paper 53.3 x 36.8 cm

1907 Palazzo Grimani 
watercolour on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm

1907 Santa Maria della Salute   
watercolour on paper 42.5 x 54 cm 
Private Collection


1907c A Summer Day on the Giudecca, Venice 
watercolour on paper 34.9 x 48.9 cm 
Private Collection

1907c All Ave Maria 
watercolour on paper 
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

1907c On the Grand Canal 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1907c The Dogana 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 24.8 cm
 Private Collection

1907c The Giudecca 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c The Piazzetta and the Doge's Palace 
watercolour on paper 38.1 x 50.8 cm 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1907c The Rialto, Venice 
watercolour on paper 50.8 x 34.3 cm

1907c Venice 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 38.1 x 47 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester ( Consuelo Yznaga ) 
watercolour, white gouache and brown ink on wove paper 50.8 x 35.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1907 Helen Brice 
oil on canvas 147.3 x 86.4 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Izme Vickers 
oil on canvas 147.3 x 96.5 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Lady Sassoon 
oil on canvas 163 x 108 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Lady Speyer ( Leonora von Stosch ) 
oil on canvas 147.3 x 96.5 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Miss Mathilde Townsend 
oil on canvas 152.7 x 101.6 cm 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1907 Mother and Child 
black ink on wove paper 20.6 x 13 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1907 Mrs. Augustus Allusen 
oil on canvas 152.4 x 101.7 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Mrs. Edward Deshon Brandegee 
oil on canvas 152.4 x 96.5 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Mrs. Henry Phipps and Her Grandson Winston 
oil on canvas 149.9 x 99.1 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Mrs. Huth Jackson 
oil on  canvas 147.3 x 99 cm
 Private Collection


1907c Mrs. George Batten ( Mabel Veronica Hatch ) ( singing ) 
oil on canvas 88.9 x 43.2 cm 
Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland

1903c A Garden Vase 
graphite and watercolour on paper 45.1 x 31.1 cm 
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1907 Fountain, with Girl Sketching 
graphite and watercolour on paper 27 x 37.5 cm 
Tate, London

1907 Landscape near Florence 
watercolour on paper 37.5 x 54 cm

1907 Piazza Navona, Rome 
sepia ink and watercolour on paper 52.7 x 41.9 cm 
Collection of Erving and Joyce Wolf

1907 Statue of Vertumnus, Villa Falconieri, Frascati 
oil on canvas 74.9 x 55.9 cm 
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

1907 Terrace and Gardens, Villa Torlonia, Frascati 
graphite and watercolour on paper 37.2 x 54 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1907 The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 
oil on canvas 71.4 x 56.5 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1907 Villa Falconiere 
graphite and watercolour on paper 37.4 x 54.1 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


1907 Villa d'Este, Tivoli 
graphite and watercolour on paper 26.7 x 36.8 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Falconieri Gardens, Frascati 
oil on canvas 52 x 71.1 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Falconieri 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 50.2 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Falconiere 
graphite and watercolour on paper 37.4 x 54.1 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1907 Villa Torlonia Fountain 
oil on canvas 59.4 x 70.5 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia Fountain 
watercolour on paper 61 x 76.7 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Fountain 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Fountain 
oil on canvas 71.1 x 91.4 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Frascati 
graphite and watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Frascati 
oil on canvas 69.9 x 95.3 cm 
Private Collection

1907c In a Medici Villa 
graphite and watercolour on paper 53.8 x 36.5 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c Marble Fountain in Italy 
watercolour 38.1 x 31.1 cm 
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1907c Perseus at Night 
oil on canvas 128.9 x 92.4 cm 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

1907c Perseus by Night 
watercolour on paper 54.6 x 39.3 cm 
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

1907c Perseus, Florence 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1907c Roman Architecture 
oil on canvas 69.8 x 54.6 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Study of a Sicilian Peasant 
oil on canvas 60 x 46 cm 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1907 The Dance ( after Capeaux ) 
black ink on wove paper 20.5 x 12.9 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA * see below

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux "The Genius of Dance" 
bronze 1865c 
Gerald Cantir Centre for Visual Arts, Stanford University CA 
photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence


1907-08 Field Marshall H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn 
oil on canvas 160 x 108 cm 
Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, UK

1907-08 H.R.H. the Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn 
oil on canvas 160 x 108 cm 
Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, UK

1907-09c Boy on a Rock 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1907 A Forest Scene, Purtud 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 30.5 x 45.1 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1907c A Forest Scene, Purtud 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.5 x 35.5 cm
 Leeds City Art Gallery, UK

1907c A Forest Scene, Val d'Aosta 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Leeds City art Gallery, UK

1907c A Forest Scene, Val d'Aosta, Purtud 
watercolour on paper 29.9 x 39.4 cm 
Private Collection

1907c Pines, Purtud 
watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection


1907c Val d'Aosta, Purtud: A Forest Scene 
watercolour on paper 29.9 x 40 cm 
Private Collection

1907c Rocks and Stream 
watercolour and gouache on paper 24.8 x 34.4 cm 
Private Collection

1906c Zuleika
One of the young girls - Sargent's nieces and the daughters of friends - who were often part of his travelling party, posed for this watercolour wearing one of the costumes he purchased in the Middle east earlier in the year. The work's title refers to a woman featured in biblical and Arabic literature, who was often portrayed as enamoured of her handsome slave, Joseph:



1906c Zuleika 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 25.4 x 35.4 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907 A Siesta 
watercolour on paper 40.6 x 53.3 cm 
Private Collection

1907 The Brook 
oil on canvas 
Private Collection

1907 The River Bank 
graphite and watercolour on paper 31.8 x 50.2 cm 
Private Collection

1907 Val d'Aosta: A Man Fishing 
oil on canvas 56.5 x 71.7 cm 
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

1907 Woman in a Turkish Costume ( aka Turkish Woman by a Stream ) 
watercolour on paper 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1907-08c Violet Sleeping ( Sargent's sister ) 
graphite and watercolour on paperboard 37.3 x 54.1 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c A Man Seated by a Stream 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1907c Dolce far Niente
This work (and others above) again employs costumes purchased by Sargent in the Middle East and carted in trunks to the Alps. All three male figures were modelled by Nicola d'Inverno, Sargent's manservant, a fact that reveals the contrivances underpinning these seemingly casual scenes: 

1907c Dolce Far Niente 
oil on canvas 41.3 x 71.7 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c The Chess Game 
oil on canvas 69.9 x 55.3 cm 
Harvard Club of New York

1907c Veiled Ladies 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm
 Private Collection

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