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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Study for North Wall with Side Walls, Special Collection Hall, Boston Public Library
Work Type
1890 - 1895
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
80.7 x 101.1 cm (31 3/4 x 39 13/16 in.)
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
Object Number
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Public Library" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1993), Unpublished, passim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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