Saturday, 12 April 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 20

John Singer Sargent working in 1913 
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 - 19 also.


This is part 20 of a 23-part post on the works of John Singer Sargent:




1909 - 1911c The Simplon Pass: 
(2005 metres) links the Canton of Valais from the town of Brig in Switzerland with the Divedro Valley and Domodossola in Northern Italy. It is often praised as one of the most beautiful crossings in the Alps:


1909 In the Simplon Pass 
graphite and watercolour on paper 36.7 x 53.8 cm 
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1909-11c Simplon Pass: Crags 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.5 x 49.3 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1910c In the Simplon Valley 
oil on canvas 96.8 x 115.9 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1910-11c Artist in the Simplon 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 40.5 x 53.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1911 Simplon Pass 
oil on canvas 71.8 x 92.6 cm 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1911 Group on the Simplon 
graphite and watercolour on white wove paper 35.6 x 50.5 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1911c At the Top 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.1 x 52.8 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Avalanche Track 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 32.7 x 52.8 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Chalets 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.1 x 52.7 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Fresh Snow 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.4 x 49.2 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Mountain Brook 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.7 x 50.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Reading 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 51 x 35.7 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Foreground 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.7 x 51 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Green Parasol 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.5 x 53.2 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Lesson 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 38.2 x 46 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Simplon Pass: The Tease 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 40.2 x 52.9 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1911c The Simplon: Large Rocks 
graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm 
Private Collection

1911c The Simplon 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection
1911c Reconnoitering 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm 
Pitti Palace, Florence, Italy

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1911 The Cashmere Shawl 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 50.7 x 35.5 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911 Two White Dresses 
oil on canvas 73.7 x 55.9 cm 
Private Collection

1911 Vaslav Nijinsky in Le Pavillon d'Armide 
charcoal 61.1 x 47.3 cm 
Private Collection

1911-12c Tamara Karsavina in the Title Role of "Thamar" 
charcoal heightened with white chalk on paper 59.7 x 45.2 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1911c Margaret Drexel Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham 
charcoal on paper 62.2 x 48.3 cm 
Private Collection

1911c Santa Maria dei Gesuati, Venice 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 35.4 x 49.3 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c Genoa: The University 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on paper 53.2 x 40.5 cm 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1911c View from a Window, Genoa 
graphite, watercolour and oil 40.3 x 53 cm 
The British Museum, London

1912 Chalet 
graphite, watercolour and wax resist on wove paper 53.3 x 34.6 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912c Abriès ( The French Alps ) 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 53 x 40 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Ladies in the Shade, Arbriès 
watercolour on paper 53 x 40 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Man Seated by a Stream 
watercolour on paper 38.1 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1912-14c Mountain Stream 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 34.8 x 53.3 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 A Marble Fountain at Aranjuez, Spain 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Granada 
watercolour on paper 39.7 x 53.3 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Granada, Sunspots 
oil on canvas 69.8 x 54.6 cm

1912 Granada, The Weavers 
oil on board 55.9 x 72.4 cm 
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1912 Hospital at Granada 
oil on canvas 56 x 71.2 cm 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1912 In the Generalife, Granada 
watercolour on paper 37.5 x 45.4 cm 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Magnolias 
watercolour and gouache on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Palace and Gardens, Spain 
graphite and watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1912 Pool in the Garden of La Granja 
watercolour on paper 30.5 x 45.7 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Spanish Fountain 
graphite and watercolour on white wove paper 53.3 x 34.9 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1912 Spanish Fountain 
graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 53.3 x 34.9 cm 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1912 The Blind Musicians 
watercolour on paper 39.4 x 53 cm 
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

1912 The Loggia, Alhambra, Granada 
watercolour on paper 39.4 x 53.2 cm 
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland

1912-13c Gypsy Encampment ( Granada, Spain ) 
oil on canvas 71.4 x 91.8 cm 
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

1912c Cathedral, Granada, Spain 
graphite, watercolour and brown ink on wove paper 52.1 x 38.4 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1913 Moorish Courtyard 
oil on canvas 71.1 x 91.5 cm 
Private Collection

“Mugs":
Sargent made hundreds of rapidly drawn charcoal sketches of society personalities, drawings he referred to as "mugs". He made these in response to a high demand for his work, and not being able to satisfy all with oil paintings, satiated his sitters with quick charcoal drawings. These drawings are mostly of wealthy patrons, although sometimes he would make exceptions:


1912 Kenneth Grahame 
charcoal on paper 
Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK

1912 Miss Sybil Sassoon 
black chalk on paper 
Witt Library, London

1912 Mrs Alfred Flowler 
charcoal on paper 61.6 x 48.3 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Mrs. Godfrey William Paget Mellor  
charcoal on paper 61 x 48.2 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Mrs. Reginald Grenville Eves 
charcoal on paper 60.3 x 47.6 cm 
Private Collection

1912 Robert Henry Benson 
charcoal on paper 
Private Collection

1912 Rose Marie Ormond 
oil on canvas 80 x 58.4 cm 
Private Collection

1912 The Green Dress 
watercolour on paper 
Private Collection

1912 The Mosquito Net 
oil on canvas 57.5 x 72.4 cm 
The White House, Washington, DC

1912 The Pink Dress 
oil on canvas 54 x 66 cm

1912 Two Girls Fishing 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.8 cm 
Cincinatti Art Museum, Ohio 

1913 Girl Fishing at San Vigilio 
oil on canvas 49.5 x 71.1 cm 
Private Collection

1913 A Landscape Study at San Vigilio, Lake Garda 
oil on canvas 88.9 x 114.3 cm 
Private Collection

1913 Above Lake Garda at San Vigilio 
watercolour on paper 33.7 x 52.2 cm

1913 Boats 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 40 x 53.3 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1913 Cypress Trees at San Vigilio 
oil on canvas mounted on masonite 71.8 x 92.1 cm 
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

1913 Idle Sails 
graphite and watercolour on wove paper 34.6 x 53.3 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1913 San Vigilio, A Boat with Golden Sail 
oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm 
Private Collection

1913 San Vigilio, Lake Garda 
oil on canvas 72.1 x 183.8 cm 
Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada

1913 San Vigilio, Lake Garda 
watercolour on paper 34.9 x 53.7 cm

1913 Church of San Stae, Venice 
oil on canvas 
Private Collection

1913 Courtyard of the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice 
oil on canvas 56.2 x 71.8 cm 
Harvard Art Museums - Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA

1913 Santa Maria della Salute 
oil on canvas 45.1 x 62.9 cm

1913 Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon 
black chalk 60.7 x 48.3 cm 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1913 Henry James 
charcoal

1913 Henry James 
oil on canvas 85.1 x 67.3 cm 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1913 Rosie Marie-Louise Derenbur 
charcoal on paper 60.9 x 48.3 cm 
Private Collection

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