Wednesday, 12 March 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 5

1885c John Singer Sargent in his Paris studio
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.

For full biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 4 also.


This is part-5 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent: 



1882c Leaving Church, Campo San Canciano, Venice 
oil on canvas 
Private Collection

1882c Mrs. Daniel Sargent Curtis 
graphite on wove paper 16 x 9.5 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1882c Portico di San Rocco 
oil on canvas 42.2 x 32.4 cm 
Private Collection

1882c Venetian Courtyard 
oil on canvas 71.7 x 80.6 cm 
Collection of Mrs. John Hay Whitney

1882c Via della Brache, Florence 
oil on canvas 45.7 x 54.6 cm 
Private Collection

1883 Jaques Barenton 
oil on canvas 57.1 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1883 Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherfurd White ( Mrs. Henry White ) 
oil on canvas 225.1 x 143.8 cm 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1883 Mrs. Waldo Story 
oil on canvas 110.5 x 73.1 cm 
Private Collection

1883-84 Madame X
It was a dress that caused the greatest stir of Sargent's career. Painting a portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau, Sargent emphasised her daring personal style, showing the right strap of her gown slipping from her shoulder. When finally displayed at the Salon of 1884, the portrait received scathing reviews and the subject and her family were mortified. Sargent repainted the shoulder strap and kept the work for over thirty years. When, eventually, he sold it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he commented, "I suppose it is the best thing I have done," but asked the Museum to disguise the sitter's name.

1883-84 Madame X ( Madame Pierre Gautreau ) 
oil on canvas 208.6 x 109.9 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1884 Study of Madame Gautreau 
oil on canvas 206.4 x 107.9 cm 
Tate, London

1883-84c Profile of Madame Gautreau 
graphite on beige paper 21 x 15 cm 
Musées Nationaux, Paris

1883-84 Madame Gautreau 
graphite on wove paper 31.9 x 21 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1883c Two studies for Madame X 
graphite on paper 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1882 Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast 
oil on canvas 31.8 x 40.6 cm 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1882c Study of Madame Gautreau 
29.2 x 21 cm 
Private Collection

1883 Madame Gautreau 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 35.5 x 25.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1883 Madame Gautreau 
graphite on wove paper 24.6 x 26.6 cm 
Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1883-84 Madame Gautreau Sketch 
graphite on wove paper 24.6 x 33.5 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1883-84 Mrs. Harry Vane Milbank 
oil on canvas 188.6 x 90.8 cm 
Private Collection

1883-84 Nice 
oil on canvas 46.3 x 64.4 cm 
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA

1883-84 The Breakfast Table 
oil on canvas 54 x 45 cm 
Harvard Art Museums / Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1883-84c House and Garden 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 73.7 cm 
Private Collection

1883-84c Landscape near Grasse 
oil on canvas 60.3 x 73 cm 
Private Collection

1883-84c Thistles 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.7 cm 
Private Collection

1883-84c Thistles 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.8 cm 
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1883-85c Children Picking Flowers 
oil on canvas 73.7 x 59.7 cm 
Private Collection

1883-85c Madame Roger-Jourdain 
watercolour on paper 30.5 x 55.8 cm 
Private Collection


1883-85c Melle Judith Gautier à la Fourberie 
oil on panel 31.4 x 41.3 cm 
Musée Jean Faure, Aix-les-Bains, France

1885 Judith Gautier 
oil on panel 99.1 x 62.2 cm 
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI


1883-85c The Shadowed Stream 
graphite and watercolour on paper 35.4 x 25.5 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1883-86c My Dining Room 
oil on canvas 73.7 x 60.3 cm 
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

1883-87c Head of a Girl 
oil on canvas 47 x 33 cm 
Davis Museum and Cultural Centre, Wellesey College, MA

1883c Albert de Belleroche 
oil on canvas 63.5 x 41.9 cm 
Private Collection

1883c Boy with a Beret, Nice 
graphite and watercolour on paper 35.6 x 25.4 cm 
British Museum, London

1883c Landscape with Cypresses 
graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 24.1 cm 
Private Collection

1883c Landscape with Women in Foreground 
oil on canvas 63.5 x 77.5 cm 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1883c Olive Trees 
oil on canvas 52.1 x 62.2 cm 
Private Collection

1883c Olivia Richardson 
oil on panel 41.3 x 32.4 cm 
Private Collection

1883c Violet Sargent 
graphite and watercolour on paper 45.1 x 21.6 cm 
Private Collection

1883c Violet Sargent 
watercolour on paper 50.9 x 61.8 cm 
Taft Museum, Cincinatti, Ohio

1884 Caroline de Bassano, Marquise d' Espeuiles 
oil on canvas 167 x 106 cm 
de Young / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1884 Edith, Lady Playfair ( Edith Russell ) 
oil on canvas 152.1 x 98.4 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1884 Mademoiselle Suzanne Poirson 
oil on canvas 61.1 x 48.5 cm 
Private Collection


1884 Mrs. Kate Moore 
oil on canvas 181.9 x 116.2 cm 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

1884c Mrs. Kate Moore 
oil on canvas 71.1 x 50.8 cm 
Musée d'Orsay, Paris


1884 Mrs. Thomas Wodehouse Legh 
oil on canvas 119.4 x 94 cm 
Private Collection

1884 Mrs. Wilton Phipps 
oil on canvas 88.9 x 57.1 cm 
Private Collection

1884 Rodin 
oil on canvas 72 x 53 cm 
Musée Rodin, Paris

The Vickers Family:


1884 Garden Study of the Vickers Children 
oil on canvas 137.6 x 91.1 cm 
Flint Institute of Arts, MI

1884 Mrs. Albert Vickers ( Edith Foster ) 
oil on canvas

1884 Colonel Thomas Vickers 
oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm 
Private Collection

1884 Frances Mary Vickers 
oil on canvas 59.7 x 48.3 cm 
Private Collection

1884 The Dinner Table ( Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vickers )
 oil on canvas 51.4 x 66.7 cm 
de Young / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1884 The Misses Vickers 
oil on canvas 166.6 x 212.2 cm ( framed ) 
Museums Sheffied, UK

1884c Miss Dorothy Vickers 
oil on canvas 45.7 x 38.1 cm 
Private Collection

1884 Whitby Fishing Boats 
oil on canvas 47 x 66 cm 
Private Collection

1884-85c Ernest-Ange Duez 
oil on canvas 73.7 x 60.3 cm 
Montclair Art Museum, NJ

1884-85c Henrietta Reubell 
watercolour 34.9 x 25.1 cm 
Private Collection

1884c Charles Alexander Giron 
oil on canvas 64.8 x 50.2 cm 
Private Collection

1884c Madame Belleroche 
oil on canvas 55.2 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1885 Girl with a Sickle 
oil on canvas 59.7 x 39.4 cm 
Private Collection

1885 Home Fields 
oil on canvas 73 x 96.5 cm 
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1885 Madame Paul Poirson 
oil on canvas 149.9 x 85 cm
 Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1885 Mrs Frederick Barnard 
oil on canvas 104.1 x 57.1 cm 
Tate, London

1885 Mrs. Alice Mason 
oil on canvas 154.9 x 104.1 cm 
Private Collection

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