- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Sketchbook with black paper-bound cardboard covers and black cloth spine
- 15.6 x 24.4 cm (6 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- label: front of album, black ink on paper: 1869
- inscription: front pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Tyrolian [sic] Costume / Botzen / May 29th 1869; Proportions.
- 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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- Sketchbook with black-paper-covered cardboard covers, black cloth spine; stamped in gilt on front cover: ALBUM. Pages of off-white wove paper. Sewn page block; gatherings vary. Sketchbook is incomplete, with sixty-five pages remaining. Eighty-eight drawings. A number of pages are missing: one after page 16, and approximately eight after page 17.
Contents: Numerous copies after antique sculpture and mosaics in Italian museums, including the Museo Archaeologico, Naples; the Accademis di San Luca, and the Capitoline and Vatican Museums, Rome; also, copies after "David" by Gianlorenzo Bernini and after "Aurora" by Guido Reni. Views of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Capri, Tivoli, Ancona, Rimini, Frascati, Sorrento, Italian villas and temples. Also caricatures, Tyrolean costume studies, heraldic emblems and armor (Toledo). The front pastedown features a group of figures in watercolor over graphite and five heads in graphite. The back pastedown features drawings in graphite and brown ink of profile heads, a facade of a building with sculpture, and a man with a violin under a palm tree.
- Publication History
John Singer Sargent and the Edwardian Age: The Documents, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1979), no. IE
Miriam Stewart and Kerry Schauber, "Catalogue of Sketchbooks and Albums by John Singer Sargent at the Fogg Art Museum", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 16-38, p. 17; front pastedown, repr. p. 17
Stephanie Herdrich and Helen Barbara Weinberg, American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2000), p. 48, under no. 8; p. 49, under no. 9
Bruce Robertson, ed., Sargent and Italy, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Princeton University Press (Los Angeles, CA and Princeton, NJ, 2002), p. 100
Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2012), p. 208 (note 2)
Elizabeth Doe Stone, "Mobility and the Matter of Memory: John Singer Sargent's 'Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife'", Art History (March 2019), pp. 1-25, p. 10
- Exhibition History
John Singer Sargent and the Edwardian Age: The Documents, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 10/17/1979 - 12/09/1979
Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/26/1999
- Related Works
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