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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Study for "Prometheus," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Work Type
1916 - 1921
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
114.3 x 114.3 cm (45 x 45 in.)
framed: 118.1 x 118.1 x 3.8 cm (46 1/2 x 46 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; gift of Violet Ormond to the School of Architecture [later part of Graduate School of Design], Harvard University, c. 1930; transferred to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (assumed to be a Gift of Emily Sargent and Violet Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent)
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Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

"Corporation Records", Harvard Graduates' Magazine, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, June 1931), v. XXXIX, p. 514

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 339-40, cat. 358, ill. p. 340

Nathaniel Silver, Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2020), p. 115 note 32

Exhibition History

The Sargent Collection of Studies and Preliminary Work for Decorations in the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 05/01/1927 - 12/31/1927

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

Subjects and Contexts

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