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Identification and Creation

Object Number
1943.1815.20.18.A
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Caricature Portrait of Mrs. George Mosenthal
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
album page, drawing
Date
Dec 31 1907
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195056

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Graphite on heavy off-white wove paper (menu)
Dimensions
17.8 x 11.4 cm (7 x 4 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: u.l., graphite: Mrs. Mosenthal by J. S. Sargent

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
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
1943.1815.20.18.A
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions

Description
The sketch was drawn on the back of a menu from the Royal Academy's dinner of Tuesday December 31, 1907. The menu has come loose from the album leaf.

Publication History

  • David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 112, Check List of Sargent's Portraits
  • Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, Yale University Press (New Haven CT and London England, 2003), under no. 518, repr. as fig. 109

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