- Identification and Creation
- Physical Descriptions
- Sketchbook with beige cloth-covered cardboard covers
- 13.6 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm (5 3/8 x 7 5/16 x 5/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: front pastedown, graphite: [largely illegible:] C. Pollonera / via Principi d'Acaia 20 / [ ] / 2'300 fr. / Museo Stibbert / [ ] del P[ ] / S [ ] a Ponte [Rosso?] / 2.79 [height of column] / [sketch of a column] 1m. 29 [width of column] / M. [Hignet?] / Mr. [A [ ] co Bet ].
- inscription: front pastedown, graphite: Pollonera presso l'ing'e chiaraviglio / via Angelo Masina al Gianicolo / Roma / fino 20 Ottobre.
- inscription: back pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Ministr[o] della Pubbl[ica] Istru[ione] / Direz. generale per le archit.e Belli Arti / Io [ ] prego [coderli?] / [ ] Ministro di volermi / condedere la [tr--] di libr. / ingresso a tutt[o] muse[i] gall[erie] e / scavi del Regno. Unisco / mio ritratto [et] autograph[ ]. / Con anticipati [ingrazere] lo mi / segno / devotissimo / ho [ ] per [ ] . [Probably unrelated to the letter:] Carti bollati 1.20
- label: front of sketchbook, paper, black ink, handwritten: Torre / Galli
- label: back pastedown, l.r., paper, printed: Roberson and Co., / 99 Long Acre / 155-156 Piccadilly / London
- 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; and remains of cloth ties. Pages of off-white wove paper, with semi-circular oil stain on each. Sewn page block. It is incomplete, with twenty-one pages remaining.
The sketchbook contains seventeen drawings. The pages are numbered in red-brown ink at the upper right corners. Many of the pages are loose in the album, as the binding is broken. An oil stain has saturated the top center of all of the pages in the sketchbook. Two pages following page 4 are missing.
Contents: Oxen, architectural elements.
- Publication History
James Lomax and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent and the Edwardian Age, exh. cat., Leeds Art Gallery (Leeds, England, 1979), p. 48
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. 24-25
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. 329, under no. 309
Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2014), p. 204
- 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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