Wednesday, 16 April 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 22

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 - 21 also.


This is part 22 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent:




1917 Shady Paths, Vizcaya 
graphite and watercolour on paper 
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

1917 Terrace, Vizcaya 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 34.9 x 53.3 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1917 The Bathers 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

1917 Vase Fountain, Pocantico 
watercolour on paper 54.6 x 40.6 cm 
Private Collection

1917-20 Nude Study of Thomas E. McKeller 
oil on canvas 125.7 x 84.4 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1918 Jascha Heifetz 
graphite on paper 24.1 x 22.2 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1918 Mrs Duxbury and Daughter 
oil on canvas 143.5 x 120.7 cm 
Manchester City Galleries, UK



1918 World War 1:


1918 A Wrecked Sugar Refinery 
watercolour on paper 71.1 x 55.9 cm 
Imperial war Museum, London

1918 Crashed Aeroplane 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on aper 34.3 x 53.3 cm 
Imperial war Museum, London

1918 Dugout 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 38.9 x 53 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1918 Henry Tonks 
graphite and ink on paper 24.8 x 37.1 cm 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1918 Poperinghe: Two Soldiers 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34 x 53.2 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1918 Ruined Cellar - Arras 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 36.5 x 54 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1918 Soldiers at Rest 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 53.5 cm 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1918 Street in Arras 
watercolour 39 x 52 cm 
Imperial War Museum, London

1918 Tents, Bailleul 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.1 x 53.1 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1918 The Interior of a Hospital Tent 
watercolour on paper 38.5 x 51.9 cm 
Imperial War Museum, London

1918 The Road 
oil on canvas 38.1 x 67.3 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1918 Thou Shalt Not Steal 
watercolour on paper 
Imperial War Museum, London

1919 "Gassed"
Gassed is a very large oil painting completed in March 1919. It depicts the aftermath of a mustard gas attack during the First World War, with aline of wounded soldiers walking towards a dressing station. Sargent was commissioned by the British war Memorials Committee to document the war and visited the Western Front in July 1918 spending time with the Guards Division near Arras, and then with the American Expeditionary Forces near Ypres. The painting was finished in March 1919 and voted picture of the year by the Royal Academy of Arts in 1919. It is now held by the Imperial war Museum, London.


1919 Gassed 
oil on canvas 231 x 611 cm 
Imperial War Museum, London

1918-19 Hands, Head and Figure ( Studies for Gassed )
 charcoal on paper 47.3 x 61.6 cm 
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1918-19 Six Studies for Gassed 
charcoal on paper 46.7 x 65.3 cm

1918-19 Studies of a Soldier Drinking, for Gassed 
graphite and charcoal 48.1 x 62.6 cm

1918-19 Study for Gassed 
graphite and charcoal on cream wove paper 47 x 61.6 cm 
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1918-19 Two Studies of Soldiers for Gassed 
charcoal on paper 47.3 x 62.1 cm 
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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1919 Mrs. C. J. Conway 
charcoal on paper 70.8 x 46.5 cm 
Private Collection

1920 Abbott Lawrence Lowell 
charcoal on laid paper 60.5 x 45.5 cm

1920 James Ford Rhodes 
charcoal on paper

1920 Wm. Roscoe Thayer 
charcoal on paper

1920-22 Mrs Gardner in White 
graphite and watercolour on paper 43 x 32 cm  
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1920-25c Schooner Catherine, Somesville, Maine 
watercolour on paper 34.9 x 53.3 cm 
Private Collection

1920c Mrs. Louis Ormond 
graphite on wove paper 30.8 x 21.9 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Alice Runnells James ( Mrs. William James ) 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 53.5 x 34.2 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1921 "Apollo and the Muses" 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA:


1921 Apollo and the Muses 
oil on canvas 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1916-21 Studies of Clasped Hands, for "Apollo and the Muses" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 63.3 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1916-21 Study of Male Nude, for "Apollo and the Muses" 
charcoal on laid paper 62.2 x 48.3 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1917-21 Sketch for Apollo and the Muses 
charcoal on paper 48 x 63 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1917-21 Sketch for Apollo and the Muses: Apollo 
graphite and charcoal on paper 63 x 47.5 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1917-21 Sketch for Apollo and the Muses: One of the Muses 
charcoal on paper 63 x 48 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1917-21 Sketch for Apollo and the Muses: One of the Muses 
charcoal on paper 63.5 c 48 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1917-21 Sketch for Apollo and the Muses: Apollo Head and Hands 
47.5 x 63 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


1921-22 "Coming of the Americans"
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA:


1922 Coming of the Americans 
oil on canvas 444 x 186.7 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
© President and Fellows of Harvard College

1921-22 Study for "Coming of the Americans" 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on laid paper 56.5 x 22.9 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921-22 Studies of Soldier's Face and Study of France, for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 62.3 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Studies of Three Soldiers with Rifles, Left Arms Extended, for "Coming of the Americans" 
graphite and charcoal on laid paper 47.8 x 62.6 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study of Two Soldiers with Rifles, Left Arms Extended, for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 48.3 x 63.1 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Flag Bearer and Soldier Holding France's Hand, for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 63.5 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Flag Bearer and Soldier with Arm Extended to France, for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 47.4 x 63.3 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study of Flag Bearer and Soldier Carrying Musket for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 47.4 x 62.4 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study of Soldier Extending Arm to France, for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 47.4 x 61.5 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study of the American Flag, for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 63.3 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Two Studies of Soldier's Head and Study for Soldier's Legs Astride for "Coming of the Americans" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 62.5 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


1921-22 "Death and Victory" 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA:


1922 Death and Victory 
oil on canvas 439.4 x 186.7 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 
© President and Fellows of Harvard College

1921-22 Study for "Death and Victory" 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on wove paper 53.2 x 22.7 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921-22 Studies for Soldiers, "Death and Victory"
 charcoal on laid paper 47.8 x 63.1 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Studies for Trumpeter Heralding Victory, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 47.8 x 62.9 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Studies for Wounded Soldier for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 62.9 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Hand of Standing Soldier Grasping Bayonet for "Death and Victory" 
graphite and charcoal on laid paper 22.6 x 48.8 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Trumpeter Heralding Victory: Two Studies of Feet, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 46.8 x 61.1 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Trumpeting Figure Heralding Victory, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 47.6 x 62.8 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Victory's Drapery, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 63 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Victory, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 63 x 48.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums-Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study for Wounded Soldier, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 47.6 x 62.7 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22 Study of Death and Drapery Study, for "Death and Victory" 
charcoal on laid paper 48 x 62.7 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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1921-22 Study for "Belgium's Feet" 
graphite and charcoal on laid paper 47.8 x 63 cm 
Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1921-22c On the Verandah ( Ironbound Island, Maine ) 
graphite and watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

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