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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1922.163
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Studies of Three Soldiers with Rifles, Left Arms Extended, for "Coming of the Americans," Widener Library, Harvard University
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Entering the War
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1921-1922
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/306088
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal and graphite on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
47.8 x 62.6 cm (18 13/16 x 24 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: John S. Sargent
  • inscription: center of image, graphite: [measurement of soldier's arm:] 19 inches long
  • watermark: CANSON & MONTGOLFIER / FRANCE / INGRES [with design]
Provenance
Gift of the artist to the Fogg Art Museum, 1922.


Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of John Singer Sargent
Accession Year
1922
Object Number
1922.163
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Jane Dini, "The Art of Selling War: Sargent's World War I Murals for Harvard University", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 67-84, p. 75, fig. 12

Matthew Battles, Widener: Biography of a Library, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2004), repr. in b/w p. 63

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