Monday, 31 March 2014

John Singer Sargent - part 14

1925c John Singer Sargent sketching by Benjamin F. Curtis. 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.

This is part 14 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 - 13 also.


1904 A Male Model, Seated: Red Cushion Background oil on canvas 53.3 x 43.2 cm Private Collection

1904c A Male Model Reclining on the Ground oil on canvas 40.6 x 50.8 cm Private Collection

1904c A Male Model Resting oil on canvas 55.9 x 71.1 cm Private Collection

1904c Figure Study graphite and watercolour on paper 48.3 x 55.3 cm National Museum of Wales, Cardiff UK

1904c Italian Model graphite and watercolour on paper 37.8 x 56.2 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1904c Man with Red Drapery graphite and watercolour on paper 36.5 x 53.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1904 Charles Stewart, Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, Carrying the Great Sword of State at the Coronation of King Edward VII, August, 1902, and Mr. W. C. Beaumont, His Page on That Occasion oil on canvas 287 x 195.6 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1904 General Charles J. Paine oil on canvas 86.7 x 72.7 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1904 In a Hayloft
The two figures nestled in a half-lit hayloft are the Italian painters Ambrogio Raffele and Carlo Pollonera, whose camarderie Sargent enjoyed during the summer painting stoints in Purtud, in 1904 and 1905.

1904 In a Hayloft watercolour on wove paper 40.6 x 30.5 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York 

1904 Lady Helen Vincent, Viscountess d'Abernon oil on canvas 158.8 x 108 cm Birmingham Museum of Art AL

1904 Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland oil on canvas 254 x 146 cm © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

1904 Mrs. Hugh Smith oil on canvas 104.2 x 81.2 cm Private Collection

1904 Sir Frank Swettenham oil on canvas 170.8 x 110.5 cm © National Portrait Gallery, London

1904 Sir Frank Swettenham oil on canvas 259 x 143 cm Singapore History Museum

1904 The Countess of Lathom oil on canvas 229.2 x 171.5 cm Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA

1904-05 Manuel Garcia oil on canvas 138.1 x 96.5 cm Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence RI

1904-05 The Marlborough Family oil on canvas 287 x 238.7 cm Private Collection

1904-05c Group (aka Siesta in a Swiss Wood or The Sleepers) graphite and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 50.2 cm Private Collection

1904-06c A Tramp watercolour on paper 50.8 x 35.6 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1904-06c Padre Sebastiano oil 56.5 x 71.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1904-06c White Mule graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 24.1 cm Private Collection


1904-07c A Man Reading oil on canvas 63.5 x 55.9 cm Reading Public Museum, Reading PA

1904-11c Ambrogio Raffele graphite and watercolour on paper 50.8 x 35.6 cm Private Collection


1904 Palazzo Grimani (aka Base of a Palace) watercolour on paper 35.6 x 53.3 cm

1904 Santa Maria della Salute graphite and watercolour on wove paper 46.2 x 58.3 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1904 Unloading Boats in Venice watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.3 cm Private Collection

1904-07c Boats, Venice graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 35.6 x 50.8 cm Fogg Museum of Art, University of Harvard, Cambridge, MA

1904-07c Palazzo Corner Contarini dai Cavalli graphite and watercolour on paper 53.3 x 36.8 cm Private Collection

1904-07c The Salute, Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 55.9 x 35.6 cm Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT

1904-08 Santa Maria della Salute, Venice oil on canvas 64 x 92.2 cm Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge UK

1904-09c Santa Maria della Salute, Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 45.7 x 30.5 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1904-09c Shipping off Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 37.5 x 52.1 cm Private Collection

1904-09c The Church of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 36.8 x 53.3 cm Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

1904-09c The Giudecca, Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 34.9 x 52.1 cm Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston MA


1904c A Small Canal, Venice watercolour on paper 29.2 x 44.5 cm Private Collection

1904c Base of a Palace watercolour on paper 36.2 x 50.8 cm Private Collection

1904c Riva Degli Schiavoni, Venice watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Tate, London

1904c Scuola Grande di San Rocco graphite and watercolour on paper 35.6 x 50.8 cm Private Collection

1904c Scuola Grande di San Rocco graphite and watercolour on paper 36.8 x 52.7 cm Private Collection

1904c Sketching on the Giudecca watercolour on paper 35.6 x 52.7 cm National Museum of Wales, Cardiff UK

1904c The Piazzetta, Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 53.7 cm Tate, London

1904c Venetian Fishing Boats graphite and watercolour on paper 48.9 x 34.9 cm Tate, London

1904c Venice graphite and watercolour on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Worcester Art Museum MA

1905 Gondoliers' Siesta watercolour on paper 35.6 x 50.8 cm Collection of Margaret and Raymond Horowitz


1904c An Artist in His Studio oil on canvas 56.2 x 72.1 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1904c Tiepolo Ceiling, Milan watercolour on paper 35.6 x 25.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1905 Blue Gentians watercolour on paper 24.1 x 35.6 cm Private Collection


1904 In the Tyrol watercolour on paper 33.5 x 53 cm

1904 Purtud, Bed of a Glacier Torrent graphite and watercolour on paper 34.3 x 48.6 cm Royal Watercolour Society, London

1904-07c Mountain Stream watercolour on paper 34.3 x 71.7 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1904-08c Purtud, Alpine Scene and Boulders watercolour on paper 31.7 x 48.3 cm Private Collection

1904-11c Rushing Brook graphite, watercolour and gouache on wove paper 46.8 x 31.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1906-08c Brook among Rocks graphite and watercolour on paper 35.6 x 51 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1907 Alpine Pool oil on canvas 69.9 x 96.5 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1907-08c Val d'Aosta (A Stream over Rocks: Stream in Val d'Aosta) oil on canvas 54.9 x 69.9 cm Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

1907c A Mountain Stream graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 36.8 x 44.5 cm Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME

1907c Bed of the Dora, Purtud watercolour on paper 36.8 x 53 cm Private Collection

1907c Brook and Meadow graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 35.6 x 50.8 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1907c Stream over Rocks graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.6 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1907c Stream with Rocks graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 24.2 x 34.3 cm Private Collection

1907c Stream, Purtud watercolour and gouache on paper 25.4 x 35.3 cm Private Collection

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

1907c The Brook graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 41.9 x 35.6 cm Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI

1907c Torrent in the Val d'Aosta watercolour on paper 34.9 x 53.3 cm British Museum, London

1907c Val d'Aosta, Purtud graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper 35.6 x 50.8 cm Private Collection

1907c Val d'Aosta: Stepping Stones oil on canvas 56.5 x 71.7 cm Private Collection