front cover Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Sketchbook: Animal Studies
Work Type
19th-20th century
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Physical Descriptions
Sketchbook with cream paper-covered cardboard covers
11.1 x 16 x 1 cm (4 3/8 x 6 5/16 x 3/8 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
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Object Number
European and American Art
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Sketchbook with cream-paper-covered cardboard covers, red- cloth-covered spine; printed in black on front cover: Schetsboek. Pages of off-white wove paper. Sewn page block; pages have rounded corners. Sketchbook is incomplete, with thirty-four pages remaining; drawing on tracing paper affixed to folio 14. Thirty drawings.The pages are numbered in red-brown ink in the upper right corner. Several pages are missing and the page numbering apparently occurred after their removal; one page after page 18 may have been removed, and three pages after page 34.

Contents: Goats and cattle, landscape, portrait of Benjamin Franklin, "Atlas and Moderation" (sculpture atop pediment of Royal Palace, formerly Town Hall, Amsterdam); miscellaneous studies.
Publication History

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. 21

Exhibition History

Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/26/1999

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2006 - 10/22/2006

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