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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1984.625
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Henry Lee Higginson
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1911
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/309302
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal on off-white laid paper1999.111
Dimensions
62.4 x 48.2 cm (24 9/16 x 19 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: charcoal, l.r.: John S. Sargent
  • inscription: l.r., charcoal, in artist's hand: To my friend Henry L. Higginson
  • watermark: MICHALLET / FRANCE
Provenance
Alexander Henry Higginson, by descent; to Cecile Higginson Murphy, Boston, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1984
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Cecile Higginson Murphy
Accession Year
1984
Object Number
1984.625
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Bliss Perry, Life and Letters of Henry Lee Higginson, Atlantic Monthly Press (Boston, MA, 1921), repr. opp. p. 480

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 102, Check List of Sargent's Portraits

Richard Dyer, "Now Playing" [Boston Symphony Hall Centennial], The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (October 8, 2000), ill. p. 22

Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum and National Portrait Gallery (New York, 2019), cat. no. 26, repr.

Exhibition History

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 10/04/2019 - 01/12/2020; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 02/28/2020 - 05/31/2020

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