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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.156
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
The Honorable Laura Lister
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1896
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/12550
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
168.9 x 115.3 cm (66 1/2 x 45 3/8 in.)
framed: 198.8 x 147.3 x 10.2 cm (78 1/4 x 58 x 4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.r.: John S. Sargent 1896
Provenance
Laura Lister (later Lady Lovat), 1896; sold at American Art Association, November 16, 1933, no. 20; purchased at that sale by Grenville L. Winthrop through Scott and Fowles, New York; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.156
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Copley Society, Catalogue of Paintings and Sketches by John S. Sargent, R. A., exh. cat. (Boston, MA, 1899), p. 4, no. 13

Alfred Lys Baldry, "The Art of J.S. Sargent, R.A., Part I", The International Studio (March 1900), X, no. 37, pp. 3-21, repr. p. 10

[Reproduction only], "A Special Number Devoted to the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Bequest", Bulletin of the Fogg Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, November 1943)., repr. in b/w, p. 65

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 122, cat. 88, p. 123

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), p. 40, fig. 47

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 318-19, cat. no. 337, reproduced in color, p. 319

Bruce Redford, John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2016), p. 124, repr. p. 124 as fig. 83

Exhibition History

Annual Exhibition, 1897, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01/01/1897 - 12/31/1897

Sargent Loan Exhibition, Copley Hall, Boston, 02/20/1899 - 03/13/1899

The One Hundred and Twenty Ninth Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 04/21/1928 - 08/25/1928

In Honor of Royal Cortissoz and His Fifty Years of Criticism in the New York Herald Tribune, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 12/01/1941 - 12/20/1941

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