Sunday, 6 April 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 17

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 17 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 - 16 also.

1907 Behind the Salute watercolour on paper 34.9 x 50.2 cm Private Collection

1907 Doorway of a Venetian Palace watercolour on paper 58.4 x 45.7 cm Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greenburg PA

1907 Grand Canal, Venice watercolour on paper National Gallery of Art Washington D.C.

1907 Palazzo Corner della Ca Grande watercolour on paper 53.3 x 36.8 cm

1907 Palazzo Grimani watercolour on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm

1907 Santa Maria della Salute   watercolour on paper 42.5 x 54 cm Private Collection


1907c A Summer Day on the Giudecca, Venice watercolour on paper 34.9 x 48.9 cm Private Collection

1907c All Ave Maria watercolour on paper Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

1907c On the Grand Canal watercolour on paper Private Collection

1907c The Dogana graphie and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 24.8 cm Private Collection

1907c The Giudecca graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c The Piazzetta and the Doge's Palace watercolour on paper 38.1 x 50.8 cm Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1907c The Rialto, Venice watercolour on paper 50.8 x 34.3 cm

1907c Venice graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 38.1 x 47 cm Private Collection

1907 Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester (Consuelo Yznaga) watercolour, white gouache and brown ink on wove paper 50.8 x 35.6 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1907 Helen Brice oil on canvas 147.3 x 86.4 cm Private Collection

1907 Izme Vickers oil on canvas 147.3 x 96.5 cm Private Collection

1907 Lady Sassoon oil on canvas 163 x 108 cm Private Collection

1907 Lady Speyer (Leonora von Stosch) oil on canvas 147.3 x 96.5 cm Private Collection

1907 Miss Mathilde Townsend oil on canvas 152.7 x 101.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

1907 Mother and Child black ink on wove paper 20.6 x 13 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA

1907 Mrs. Augustus Allusen oil on canvas 152.4 x 101.7 cm Private Collection

1907 Mrs. Edward Deshon Brandegee oil on canvas 152.4 x 96.5 cm Private Collection

1907 Mrs. Henry Phipps and Her Grandson Winston oil on canvas 149.9 x 99.1 cm Private Collection

1907 Mrs. Huth Jackson oil on  canvas 147.3 x 99 cm Private Collection


1907c Mrs. George Batten (Mabel Veronica Hatch) (singing) oil on canvas 88.9 x 43.2 c, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland

1903c A Garden Vase graphite and watercolour on paper 45.1 x 31.1 cm Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA

1907 Fountain, with Girl Sketching graphite and watercolour on paper 27 x 37.5 cm Tate, London

1907 Landscape near Florence watercolour on paper 37.5 x 54 cm

1907 Piazza Navona, Rome sepia ink and watercolour on paper 52.7 x 41.9 cm Collection of Erving and Joyce Wolf

1907 Statue of Vertumnus, Villa Falconieri, Frascati oil on canvas 74.9 x 55.9 cm Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

1907 Terrace and Gardens, Villa Torlonia, Frascati graphite and watercolour on paper 37.2 x 54 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1907 The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy oil on canvas 71.4 x 56.5 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1907 Villa Falconiere graphite and watercolour on paper 37.4 x 54.1 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA


1907 Villa d'Este, Tivoli graphite and watercolour on paper 26.7 x 36.8 cm Private Collection

1907 Villa Falconieri Gardens, Frascati oil on canvas 52 x 71.1 cm Privae Collection

1907 Villa Falconieri graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 50.2 cm Private Collection

1907 Villa Falconiere graphite and watercolour on paper 37.4 x 54.1 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1907 Villa Torlonia Fountain oil on canvas 59.4 x 70.5 cm Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia Fountain watercolour on paper 61 x 76.7 cm Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Fountain oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Fountain oil on canvas 71.1 x 91.4 cm Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Frascati graphite and watercolour on paper Private Collection

1907 Villa Torlonia, Frascati oil on canvas 69.9 x 95.3 cm Private Collection

1907c In a Medici Villa graphite and watercolour on paper 53.8 x 36.5 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c Marble Fountain in Italy watercolour 38.1 x 31.1 cm National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

1907c Perseus at Night oil on canvas 128.9 x 92.4 cm Santa Barbara Museum of Art CA

1907c Perseus by Night watercolour on paper 54.6 x 39.3 cm Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

1907c Perseus, Florence watercolour on paper Private Collection

1907c Roman Architecture oil on canvas 69.8 x 54.6 cm Private Collection

1907 Study of a Sicilian Peasant oil on canvas 60 x 46 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge UK

1907 The Dance (after Capeaux) black ink on wove paper 20.5 x 12.9 cm Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA * see below

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux "The Genius of Dance" bronze 1865c Gerald Cantir Centre for Visual Arts, Stanford University CA photo: Wikipedia Creative Commons Licence


1907-08 Field Marshall H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn oil on canvas 160 x 108 cm Royal Collection, Windsor Castle UK

1907-08 H.R.H. the Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn oil on canvas 160 x 108 cm Royal Collection, Windsor Castle UK

1907-09c Boy on a Rock watercolour on paper Private Collection

1907 A Forest Scene, Purtud graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 30.5 x 45.1 cm Art Institute of Chicago IL

1907c A Forest Scene, Purtud graphite and watercolour on paper 25.5 x 35.5 cm Leeds City Art Gallery UK

1907c A Forest Scene, Val d'Aosta graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Leeds City art Gallery UK

1907c A Forest Scene, Val d'Aosta, Purtud watercolour on paper 29.9 x 39.4 cm Private Collection

1907c Pines, Purtud watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Private Collection


1907c Val d'Aosta, Purtud: A Forest Scene watercolour on paper 29.9 x 40 cm Private Collection

1907c Rocks and Stream watercolour and gouache on paper 24.8 x 34.4 cm Private Collection

1906c Zuleika
One of the young girls - Sargent's nieces and the daughters of friends - who were often part of his travelling party, posed for this watercolour wearing one of the costumes he purchased in the Middle east earlier in the year. The work's title refers to a woman featured in biblical and Arabic literature, who was often portrayed as enamoured of her handsome slave, Joseph:


1906c Zuleika graphite and watercolour on wove paper 25.4 x 35.4 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York *notes

1907 A Siesta watercolour on paper 40.6 x 53.3 cm Private Collection

1907 The Brook oil on canvas Private Collection

1907 The River Bank graphite and watercolour on paper 31.8 x 50.2 cm Private Collection

1907 Val d'Aosta: A Man Fishing oil on canvas 56.5 x 71.7 cm Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

1907 Woman in a Turkish Costume (aka Turkish Woman by a Stream watercolour on paper Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1907-08c Violet Sleeping (Sargent's sister) graphite and watercolour on paperboard 37.3 x 54.1 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c A Man Seated by a Stream watercolour on paper Private Collection

1907c Dolce far Niente
This work (and others above) again employs costumes purchased by Sargent in the Middle East and carted in trunks to the Alps. All three male figures were modelled by Nicola d'Inverno, Sargent's manservant, a fact that reveals the contrivances underpinning these seemingly casual scenes: 

1907c Dolce Far Niente oil on canvas 41.3 x 71.7 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York *notes

1907c The Chess Game oil on canvas 69.9 x 55.3 cm Harvard Club of New York

1907c Veiled Ladies graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Private Collection

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