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.

This is part 22 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 - 21 also.


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 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 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 aper 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 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 D.C.

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, charcoal and  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 D.C.
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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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 A. Dickson Patterson black, red and white chalk over graphite on buff wove paper 31.1 x 23.7 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

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

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

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

02 1921-22 Study for "Coming of the Americans" graphite, watercolour and gouache on laid paper 56.5 x 22.9 cm 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 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