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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.7.15.15
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Sketch of Peacock, from the rear
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Date
c. 1884 - 1889
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/197718
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on brown wove paper
Dimensions
9.2 x 16.2 cm (3 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: u.r., red-brown ink: 15
Provenance
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; gift of Mrs. Ormond to the Fogg Art Museum, 1937.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond
Accession Year
1937
Object Number
1937.7.15.15
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The peacock is drawn upside down from the orientation of the book.
Publication History

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), p. 191, under nos. 181-183

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