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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.315
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Man Reading
Other Titles
Former Title: Sebastiano, Sebastino, Niccola [sic] Reading
Former Title: Sebastiano (Man Reading)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1905
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307979
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions
34.9 x 53.5 cm (13 3/4 x 21 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, l.r.: John S. Sargent
Provenance
The artist to Scott and Fowles, New York, 1921; purchased by Grenville L. Winthrop, April 3, 1922; 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
1943.315
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"Water Colors by John S. Sargent", American Art News (December 10, 1921), XX, no. 9, p. 2

Martin Birnbaum, John Singer Sargent, January 12, 1856-April 15, 1925: A Conversation, William E. Rudge's Sons (New York, NY, 1941), p. 59, repr.

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 92, Check List of Sargent's Portraits

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 117, ill.

Donelson F. Hoopes, American Watercolor Painting, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1977), ill. p. 92, p. 66

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1977), pp. 46, 47, 108, cat. 55, fig. 14 (detail)

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

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), pp. 308-309, under no. 283

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), pp. 460-61, cat. 208, ill.

Christopher Riopelle, Harvard's Winthrop Collection: Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, exh. cat., National Gallery Company Limited (London, 2003), p. 47, cat. 34, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), pp. 478-79, cat. 210, ill.

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. 330, cat. no. 347, reproduced in color

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2010), p. 283 notes 1 and 2

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2012), no. 1227, repr. p. 98, pp. 95-99, 338, detail repr. p. 330

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. 1

Exhibition History

Water Colors by Sargent, Scott and Fowles, 12/01/1921 - 12/31/1921

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

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

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu