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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1815.20.23.A
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Sketch of Sir Edward John Poynter (1836 - 1919)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, album page
Date
Aug 5 1913
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195126
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
13 x 20.4 cm (5 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.l., graphite: Sir E. J. Poynter
  • inscription: l.l., graphite: John S. Sargent / 5th Aug 1913
  • inscription: right center, black ink: [arithmetical calculation:] 44 to [ ] / 203 - [coming? corning?] / 20 / 223
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
1943.1815.20.23.A
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 117, Check List of Sargent's Portraits

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