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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.313
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
The Grand Canal, Venice
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1902
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307927
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions
24.8 x 35.2 cm (9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, l.r.: John Singer Sargent
  • label: back of frame, paper: Cette Aquarelle est la propriété de Mr. Leon Delafosse, G. Barthole le 15 Mai, 1932. G.B.
  • inscription: l.r., brown ink, signed, in artist's hand: à Léon Delafosse en toute admiration et amitié, John S. Sargent
  • inscription: verso, graphite: [encircled:] 4330
Provenance
Gift of the artist to Leon Delafosse, c 1902 (?); sold, presumably by Delafosse, at Sotheby's, London, June 14, 1939, lot 52; purchased by "Lion"; Grenville L. Winthrop, New York; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.313
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John Singer Sargent, His Own Work, exh. cat., Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc. (New York, NY, 1980), in checklist, unpaginated

Susan E. Strickler, ed., American Traditions in Watercolor: The Worcester Art Museum Collection, exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum/Abbeville Press (New York, 1987), p. 126, note 4

Margaretta M. Lovell, A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists, 1860-1915, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL and London, England, 1989), pp. 65-66, fig. 75

Carl Little, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA, 1998), repr. in color pp. 34-35

Edward Katz, ed., The Asheville Reader, Pegasus Press (Asheville, NC, 1999), repr. in color on cover

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the 1890s, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 2002), p. 106, under no. 322

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 320, cat. no. 339, reproduced in color, p. 321

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), ill. p. 190

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Venetian Figures and Landscapes, 1898-1913, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2009), no. 1044, repr., p. 235

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2010), p. 282

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2012), p. 98 (note 6)

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2014), p. 103 n. 6

Exhibition History

American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006

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