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Identification and Creation

Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Group in the Simplon
Other Titles
Former Title: In the Tyrol
Work Type
c. 1911
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Physical Descriptions

Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper
35.6 × 50.5 cm (14 × 19 7/8 in.)
mat: 55.2 × 70.5 cm (21 3/4 × 27 3/4 in.)
frame: 58.1 × 73.5 × 1.9 cm (22 7/8 × 28 15/16 × 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, u.r.: John S. Sargent
  • inscription: verso, graphite: [encircled:] 5994


Recorded Ownership History
The Hon. Evan K. C. Charteris; Sir Joseph Duveen; his gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1927.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sir Joseph Duveen
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R. A., exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, England, 1926), no. 75
  • Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1927), repr. in b/w p. 60
  • Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1931), repr. in b/w p. 76
  • Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), ill. p. 115
  • Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 118, ill.
  • John Singer Sargent, His Own Work, exh. cat., Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc. (New York, NY, 1980), in checklist, unpaginated
  • Sue Welsh Reed and Carol Troyen, Awash in Color: Homer, Sargent, and the Great American Watercolor, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1993), p. 161, note 2
  • Warren Adelson, Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1997), repr. in color p.96, fig. 86
  • Carl Little, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA, 1998), repr. p. 9 (color)
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., "American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950", American Art Review (April 2006), XVIII, no. 2, pp. 88-93, repr. p. 91
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist, repr. on cover (detail)
  • 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.334, cat. 351, ill.
  • Gabrielle Townsend, John Singer Sargent: Aquarelles, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, France, 2011), p. 9, repr. pp. 52-53
  • Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2014), no. 1572, repr., pp. 27, 119, 128 n. 1, 130 n. 1, 147, 162, 166, repr., 196, 334 n. 2, 369
  • Joachim Homann, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, and Miriam Stewart, ed., American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2023), repr. as pl. 20 on p. 89

Exhibition History

  • Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R.A., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01/14/1926 - 03/13/1926
  • Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists, Crandall Free Library, Glens Falls, 03/01/1933 - 03/31/1933
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Iowa State University, 1936, Iowa State University, Ames, 01/01/1936 - 12/31/1936
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Symphony Hall, 1928, Symphony Hall, Boston, 11/01/1938 - 12/31/1938
  • Unidentified Watercolor Exhibition, Winchester Art Association, 1940, Winchester Art Association, Winchester, 11/29/1939 - 12/31/1939
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Lyman Allyn Museum, 1940, Lyman Allen Museum, New London, 01/01/1940 - 12/31/1940
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Berkshire Museum, 1944, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, 02/01/1944 - 02/28/1944
  • Exhibition of Water Colors: Homer, Sargent, Marin, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, 04/18/1947 - 06/11/1947
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Thomas Crane Public Library, 1955, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, 08/15/1955 - 08/20/1955
  • American Paintings from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Symphony Hall, Boston, 02/21/1958 - 03/15/1958
  • American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
  • The United States and the Impressionist Era, San José Museum of Art, San José, 11/21/1979 - 01/09/1980
  • American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006
  • American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/20/2023 - 08/13/2023

Verification Level

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