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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.214
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Study for North Wall with Side Walls, Special Collection Hall, Boston Public Library
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1890 - 1895
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230620
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
80.7 x 101.1 cm (31 3/4 x 39 13/16 in.)
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
1937.214
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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Public Library" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1993), Unpublished, passim

Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London, England, 1998), cat. no 73, p. 182 - 184, repr. in color

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. 310, cat. no. 330, reproduced in b&w

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. 138, fig. 6.9

Exhibition History

John Singer Sargent, Tate Britain, London, 10/15/1998 - 01/17/1999

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