- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Sketchbook with beige cloth-covered cardboard covers
- 27.6 x 36.8 x 1.5 cm (10 7/8 x 14 1/2 x 9/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
label: front pastedown, paper, printed: Emil Richter / Vormals: Magasin Reichel / Kunst-und-Mal-Utensilien-Handlung / Dresden / Neumarkt No. 4.
- label: front of sketchbook, paper, handwritten: 1872
inscription: cover of sketchbook, graphite: Dresden Bohemia / Tyrol
- inscription: front pastedown, graphite: 10.-- / 1.2 / 1/2 / [ ] [illegible part may have been price of sketchbook]
- label: front pastedown, paper, printed: Emil Richter / Vormals: Magasin Reichel / Kunst-und-Mal-Utensilien-Handlung / Dresden / Neumarkt No. 4.
- 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 beige-cloth-covered cardboard covers; pencil sleeve. Pages of off-white, buff, tan, two shades of blue, gray, green, and gray-green wove paper. Sewn page block. Sketchbook is incomplete, with twenty-nine pages remaining; one small drawing (8a) inserted into slits on fol. 8. Twenty-four 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. [The missing pages were not given individual database records.] One page is missing after page15 and one after page 27. One blank page after page 14 was numbered "15" at the upper right, then crossed out and the following page numbered "15" instead. The condition of the sketchbook is fragile and many pages are loose within the book. The binding is brittle and cracked. There are two abrasions on the cover that expose the cardboard underneath the fabric.
Contents: Dresden, Carlsbad, and the Tyrol, including Pirkenhammer and Engelsburg. Figure and landscape studies, cows; watercolor of hay wagon.
- Publication History
Edward J. Nygren, John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (Washington, D.C, 1983), p. 43, under no. 13
Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, pp. 36-37 under "Sketchbook"
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, pp. 22-23
- Exhibition History
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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