Thursday, 6 March 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 2



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, and for earlier works, see part 1 also.


This is part-2 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent:


1877-78 Oyster Gatherers of Cancale:

1877 Breton Girl with a Basket, Sketch for "Oyster Gatherers of Cancale" 
oil on canvas 48.3 x 29.2 cm 
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, IL

1877 Breton Woman with a Basket, Sketch for "Oyster Gatherers of Cancale" 
oil on canvas 47 x 29.8 cm 
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, IL

1877-78c Woman Carrying Basket, for "Oyster Gatherers of Cancale" 
graphite on wove paper 15 x 9 cm 
Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1877 Girl on the Beach, Sketch for "Oyster Gatherers of Cancale" 
oil on canvas 48.3 x 29.2 cm 
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, IL

1877 Young Boy on the Beach, Sketch for "Oyster Gatherers of Cancale" 
oil on canvas 43.8 x 26 cm 
Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, IL

1878 Fishing for Oysters at Cancale 
oil on canvas 41 x 61 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1878 Oyster Gatherers of Cancale 
oil on canvas 79.1 x 107.9 cm 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


1878 Rosina Ferrara
Sargent met Rosina Ferrara on the island of Capri, off the coast of Naples, during the summer of 1878, when he was only twenty-two. She was his most frequent model and muse that summer. He was introduced to her by fellow artist Frank Hyde, to whom Sargent inscribed a dedication at the lower right of one of "Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl":

1878 A Capriote 
oil on canvas 76.8 x 63.2 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1878 Capri Girl 
oil on canvas 77.5 x 63.5 cm 
Private Collection

1878c Dan les oliviers à Capri 
oil on cardboard 76.2 x 63.5 cm 
Private Collection

1878 Capri Girl on a Rooftop 
oil on board 25.4 x 33.6 cm 
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1878 Rosina Ferrara Dancing the Tarantella 
oil on canvas 50.2 x 64.8 cm

1878 Capri Girl on a Rooftop 
oil on panel 24.2 x 33.7 cm 
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

1878 Head of a Capri Girl 
oil on canvas 43.2 x 30.5 cm
 Private Collection

1878 Head of Capri Girl 
oil on canvas 47 x 38.1 cm

1878 Rosina Ferrara 
oil on canvas Private Collection

1878 Rosina Ferrara, Head of a Capri Girl 
oil on on cardboard 32.7 x 25.1 cm 
Denver Art Museum, CO

1878 Rosina 
oil on panel 35.6 x 17.1 cm 
Colby College of Art, ME

1878 Staircase in Capri 
oil on canvas 81.9 x 46.3 cm 
Private Collection

1878 Stringing Onions 
oil on canvas 43.2 x 33 cm 
Private Collection

1878 Studies of a Dead Bird 
oil on canvas 50.8 x 38.1 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1878-79 Landscape with Two Children 
graphite and watercolour on paper 35.7 x 25.2 cm 
Private Collection

1878-79c Nude Oriental Youth with Apple Blossom 
oil on cardboard 90.3 x 64.8 cm 
Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

1878-79c Study of Three Figures 
oil on canvas 47 x 29.8 cm 
Colby College of Art, ME

1878-80c A Road in the South 
oil on canvas 32.5 x 46 cm 
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

1878-80c Head of a Woman with Gold Earrings 
oil on cardboard 50.8 x 40.6 cm 
Private Collection

1878-80c Head of a Young Woman ( aka Native Woman ) 
oil on canvas 55.8 x 45.7 cm 
Allentown Art Museum of Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA

1878-80c Head of an Italian Woman 
oil on cardboard 45.2 x 28.1 cm 
Private Collection

1878-80c Pumpkins 
oil on panel 25.4 x 31.8 cm 
Private Collection

1878-80c Staircase 
oil on canvas 55.6 x 41 cm 
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

1878-80c Three Figures on a Beach 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35 cm 
Private Collection

1878c Boat in the Waters off Capri 
oil on canvas 45.7 x 59.7 cm 
Private Collection

1878c Boy on the Beach, Capri 
oil on panel Private Collection 34.3 x 26 cm 
Private Collection

1878c Head of an Italian Boy 
oil on canvas 39.5 x 32.1 cm 
Private Collection

1878c Head of an Italian Woman 
oil on canvas 
Canajohorie Library and Art Gallery, New York

1878c Mary Turner Austin 
oil on canvas 45.7 x 38.1 cm 
Private Collection

1878c Two Boys on a Beach with Boats 
oil on panel 25.3 x 35 cm 
The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland

1879 Alhambra, Patio De La Reja 
oil on canvas 47.9 x 54.6 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Alhambra, Patio de los Arrayanes 
oil on canvas 57.5 x 48.8 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Alhambra, Patio de los Leones ( aka Court of Lions ) 
watercolour on paper 24.9 x 34.2 cm 
British Museum, London

1879 Alhambra, Patio de los Leones 
watercolour on paper 45.7 x 30.5 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Angels in a Transept 
oil on panel 34.6 x 26 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Boats in Harbour 
oil on panel 25.3 x 33 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Buffoon Don Juan de Austria ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 52.1 x 41.9 cm 
Private Collection *see below

Diego Velazquez 1634c "The Buffoon Juan de Austria" 
210 x 123 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid


1879 Buffoon Juan Calabazas ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 106.7 x 82.5 cm 
Private Collection *see below


Diego Velazquez "The Buffoon Calabazas ( The Dwarf Don Juan Calabazas, called Calabacillas ) 
oil on canvas 106 x 83 cm 1637-39 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

1879 Carmela Bertagna 
oil on canvas 59.7 x 49.5 cm 
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

1879 Carolus-Duran 
oil on canvas 116.8 x 95.9 cm 
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA 

1879 Corner of a Garden 
oil on canvas 35.6 x 25.4 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Dwarf with a Dog ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 141 x 105 cm 
Hispanic Society of America, New York *see below


Diego Velazqeuz ( attributed to ) 1650c "Dwarf with a Dog" 
oil on canvas 142 x 107 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

1879 Figure of Apollo from 'The Forge of Vulcan' ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 45.7 x 26.7 cm 
Private Collection *see below


Diego Velazquez 1630 "The Forge of the Vulcan" 
oil on canvas 223 x 290 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid


1879 Head of a Neapolitan Boy in Profile 
oil on canvas 19 x 13.5 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Head of a Neapolitan Boy 
oil on canvas 18.5 x 13.7 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Head of Aesop ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 46.4 x 37.2 cm 
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC *see below


Diego Velazquez 1639-40 "Aesop" 
oil on canvas 179.5 x 94 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid


1879 In the Luxembourg Gardens 
oil on canvas 65.7 x 92.4 cm 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1879 Jeanne Kieffer 
oil on canvas 43.2 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection

1879 Las Hilanderas ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on cardboard 58.4 x 71.1 cm 
Private Collection *see below


Diego Velazquez 1657c "Las Hilanderas" 
oil on canvas 167 x 252 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid


1879 Las Meninas ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 113.7 x 100.3 cm 
Private Collection *see below

Diego Velazquez "Las Meninas 1656 
oil on canvas 318 x 276 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

1879 Edouard Pailleron 
oil on canvas 138.5 x 96 cm 
Musée d'Orsay, Paris 
© photo Musée d'Orsay/rmn

1879 Madame Edouard Pailleron ( study ) 
oil on panel 
Private Collection

1879 Madame Edouard Pailleron 
oil on canvas 211.2 x 104.4 cm 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1879 Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on canvas 45.7 x 37 cm 
Private Collection *see below


Diego Velazquez 1635-36 "Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback" 
oil on canvas 209 x 173 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

1879 The Infanta Margarita ( after Velazquez ) 
oil on panel 34.9 x 24.1 cm 
Private Collection *see below


Diego Velazquez 1653-56c "The Infanta Margerita" 
oil on canvas 128.5 x 100 cm 
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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