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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.20.4.A
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Sketch of Sir David Murray (1849 - 1933) and John Seymour Lucas (1849- 1923)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, album page
Date
Jun 18 1907
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/194838
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and black wash on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
12.7 x 20.4 cm (5 x 8 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: John S. Sargent
  • inscription: l.l., graphite: 18th June 1907
  • inscription: l.l., black ink: DM & Lucas
Provenance
David Murray, London, sold; [through Christie’s, London, May 28, 1934, lot 2], sold; [to Martin Birnbaum], gift; to Grenville L. Winthrop, 1935, bequeathed; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943

A number of the drawings in this album were given to Murray (a Scottish landscape painter and Royal Academician, 1849-1933) by Sargent. Murray lived at 1A Langham Chambers, Portland Place, London.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1815.20.4.A
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The sketch was made on Royal Academy letterhead; in red, it is printed "Royal Academy of Arts / London, W. / 190__"
Publication History

Walter Tittle, "My Memories of John Sargent", The Illustrated London News (April 25, 1925), vol. CLXVI, ill. p. 725

Martin Birnbaum, John Singer Sargent, January 12, 1856-April 15, 1925: A Conversation, William E. Rudge's Sons (New York, NY, 1941), p. 68, repr. in b/w

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), pp. 107 and 112, Check List of Sargent's Portraits

Exhibition History

Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/26/1999

Related Works

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