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Identification and Creation

Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Man with a White Turban
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
81 x 50.7 cm (31 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
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

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Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Lydia Vagts, "John Singer Sargent: The Preparatory Oil Sketches for His Murals at the Boston Public Library" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1993), Unpublished, pp. 8, 11-12, 20-23, appendix B, fig. 4
  • Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London, England, 1998), p. 189, under no. 78
  • 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. 309, cat. no. 326, reproduced in color
  • Angela Chang, Glenn Gates, Teri Hensick, Philip Klausmeyer, Miriam Stewart, Kate Olivier, Ruxandra Stoicescu, and Carol Troyen, John Singer Sargent's 'Triumph of Religion' at the Boston Public Library: Creation and Restoration, ed. Narayan Khandekar, Gianfranco Pocobene, and Kate Smith, Harvard Art Museum/Yale University Press (Cambridge/New Haven and London, 2009), p. 136, fig. 6.1
  • Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2010), pp. 216, 224, 226-227, 232, 352-353, no. 924, repr. p. 226

Exhibition History

  • First Sight: Newly Conserved Works at the Fogg, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/1993 - 10/17/1993

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