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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.7.29
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Sketchbook ("1912--Spain"): Birds and Figure Studies
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1912
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307687
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with beige cloth-covered cardboard covers
Dimensions
13.3 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm (5 1/4 x 8 7/16 x 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: cover of sketchbook, paper, black ink, handwritten: 1912 Spain
  • inscription: front pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Washing left at [Granada?] / 1 shirt -- 1 handk -- 1 socks / Near Moval's
  • inscription: back pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Hig[uet?] / 91, rue Vascosan / [pres [l'eglise?] St. Anne
  • inscription: back pastedown, u.l., graphite: 1/2
  • inscription: back pastedown, black ink: Mrs. Curtis / Niddrie Marischal / Craig Millar / Scotland
Provenance
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
1937
Object Number
1937.7.29
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with beige cloth-covered cardboard covers; and remains of cloth ties. Pages of off-white laid paper. Sewn page block. Sketchbook is incomplete, with thirty-three pages remaining. Fourteen drawings. The pages are numbered in red-brown ink in the upper right corners.

Contents: Architectural study, possibly related to the watercolor "Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain" (1912, Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 51.142.11); studies of Spanish dancers, birds of prey, sleeping gondoliers.
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. 31

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