Saturday, 12 April 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 20

John Singer Sargent working in 1913 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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 20 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 - 19 also.


1909 - 1911c The Simplon Pass: (2005 metres) links the Canton of Valais from the town of Brig in Switzerland with the Divedro Valley and Domodossola in Northern Italy. It is often praised as one of the most beautiful crossings in the Alps:


1909 In the Simplon Pass graphite and watercolour on paper 36.7 x 53.8 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1909-11c Simplon Pass: Crags graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.5 x 49.3 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1910c In the Simplon Valley oil on canvas 96.8 x 115.9 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1910-11c Artist in the Simplon graphite and watercolour on wove paper 40.5 x 53.2 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1911 Simplon Pass oil on canvas 71.8 x 92.6 cm Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C

1911 Group on the Simplon graphite and watercolour on white wove paper 35.6 x 50.5 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1911c At the Top graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.1 x 52.8 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Avalanche Track graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 32.7 x 52.8 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Chalets graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.1 x 52.7 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Fresh Snow graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.4 x 49.2 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Mountain Brook graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.7 x 50.9 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Reading graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 51 x 35.7 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Foreground graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.7 x 51 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Green Parasol graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.5 x 53.2 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Lesson graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 38.2 x 46 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Tease graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.2 x 52.9 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
1911c The Simplon: Large Rocks graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Private Collection

1911c The Simplon watercolour on paper Private Collection
1911c Reconnoitering oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy

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1911 The Cashmere Shawl graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 50.7 x 35.5 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911 Two White Dresses oil on canvas 73.7 x 55.9 cm Private Collection

1911 Vaslav Nijinsky in Le Pavillon d'Armide charcoal 61.1 x 47.3 cm Private Collection

1911-12c Tamara Karsavina in the Title Role of "Thamar" charcoal heightened with white chalk on paper 59.7 x 45.2 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1911c Margaret Drexel Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham charcoal on paper 62.2 x 48.3 cm Private Collection

1911c Santa Maria dei Gesuati, Venice graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.4 x 49.3 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c Genoa: The University graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 53.2 x 40.5 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1911c View from a Window, Genoa graphite, watercolour and oil 40.3 x 53 cm The British Museum, London

1912 Chalet graphite, watercolour and wax resist on wove paper 53.3 x 34.6 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912c Abriès (The French Alps) graphite and watercolour on wove paper 53 x 40 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Ladies in the Shade, Arbriès watercolour on paper 53 x 40 cm Private Collection

1912 Man Seated by a Stream watercolour on paper 38.1 x 45.7 cm Private Collection

1912-14c Mountain Stream graphite and watercolour on wove paper 34.8 x 53.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 A Marble Fountain at Aranjuez, Spain oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm Private Collection

1912 Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain graphite and watercolour on wove paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Granada watercolour on paper 39.7 x 53.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Granada, Sunspots oil on canvas 69.8 x 54.6 cm

1912 Granada, The Weavers oil on board 55.9 x 72.4 cm Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1912 Hospital at Granada oil on canvas 56 x 71.2 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1912 In the Generalife, Granada watercolour on paper 37.5 x 45.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Magnolias watercolour and gouache on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm Private Collection

1912 Palace and Gardens, Spain graphite and watercolour on paper Private Collection

1912 Pool in the Garden of La Granja watercolour on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm Private Collection

1912 Spanish Fountain graphite and watercolour on white wove paper 53.3 x 34.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Spanish Fountain graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 53.3 x 34.9 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge UK

1912 The Blind Musicians watercolour on paper 39.4 x 53 cm Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

1912 The Loggia, Alhambra, Granada watercolour on paper 39.4 x 53.2 cm Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

1912-13c Gypsy Encampment (Granada, Spain) oil on canvas 71.4 x 91.8 cm Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

1912c Cathedral, Granada, Spain graphite, watercolour and brown ink on wove paper 52.1 x 38.4 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1913 Moorish Courtyard oil on canvas 71.1 x 91.5 cm Private Collection
“Mugs"
Sargent made hundreds of rapidly drawn charcoal sketches of society personalities, drawings he referred to as "mugs". He made these in response to a high demand for hos work, and not being able to satisfy all with oil paintings, satiated his sitters with quick charcoal drawings. These drawings are mostly of wealthy patrons, although sometimes he would make exceptions:

1912 Kenneth Grahame charcoal on paper Bodleian Library, Oxford UK

1912 Miss Sybil Sassoon black chalk on paper Witt Library, London

1912 Mrs Alfred Flowler charcoal on paper 61.6 x 48.3 cm Private Collection

1912 Mrs. Godfrey William Paget Mellor  charcoal on paper 61 x 48.2 cm Private Collection

1912 Mrs. Reginald Grenville Eves charcoal on paper 60.3 x 47.6 cm Private Collection

1912 Robert Henry Benson charcoal on paper Private Collection

1912 Rose Marie Ormond oil on canvas 80 x 58.4 cm Private Collection

1912 The Green Dress watercolour on paper Private Collection

1912 The Mosquito Net oil on canvas 57.5 x 72.4 cm The White House, Washington D.C.

1912 The Pink Dress oil on canvas 54 x 66 cm

1912 Two Girls Fishing oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.8 cm Cincinatti Art Museum OH *notes

1913 Girl Fishing at San Vigilio oil on canvas 49.5 x 71.1 cm Private Collection

1913 A Landscape Study at San Vigilio, Lake Garda oil on canvas 88.9 x 114.3 cm Private Collection

1913 Above Lake Garda at San Vigilio watercolour on paper 33.7 x 52.2 cm

1913 Boats graphite and watercolour on wove paper 40 x 53.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1913 Cypress Trees at San Vigilio oil on canvas mounted on masonite 71.8 x 92.1 cm Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

1913 Idle Sails graphite and watercolour on wove paper 34.6 x 53.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1913 San Vigilio, A Boat with Golden Sail oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm Private Collection

1913 San Vigilio, Lake Garda oil on canvas 72.1 x 183.8 cm Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada

1913 San Vigilio, Lake Garda watercolour on paper 34.9 x 53.7 cm

1913 Church of San Stae, Venice oil on canvas Private Collection

1913 Courtyard of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice oil on canvas 56.2 x 71.8 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1913 Santa Maria della Salute oil on canvas 45.1 x 62.9 cm

1913 Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon black chalk 60.7 x 48.3 cm © National Portrait Gallery, London

1913 Henry James charcoal

1913 Henry James oil on canvas 85.1 x 67.3 cm © National Portrait Gallery, London

1913 Rosie Marie-Louise Derenbur charcoal on paper 60.9 x 48.3 cm Private Collection

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