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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.20.20.A
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Night, from the Medici Chapel, after Michelangelo (recto and verso)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
album page, drawing
Date
1913
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195058
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
12.9 x 20.4 cm (5 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r., graphite: John S. Sargent-- 1913
  • inscription: l.r. of verso, graphite: John S. Sargent. 1913
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
1943.1815.20.20.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

Edward J. Nygren, John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (Washington, D.C, 1983), p. 30, note 30

Stephanie Herdrich and Helen Barbara Weinberg, American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2000), pp. 100-101, under no. 18

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