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Inscription

lower right in black ink: J.S. Sargent; upper left verso in graphite by unknown hand: peintre américaine / John Sauveur [sic] Sargent / 1858-1925 / né a Florence mort a Londres; upper right verso in graphite by unknown hand: Desmond / Sargent; center verso in partially erased graphite by unknown hand: [not deciphered]

Provenance

(unknown dealer, Paris, France); Irving Moskovitz, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1976; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1983
John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1983, p. 51, no. 23, repro
1999
"Sketch Everything and Keep Your Curiosity Fresh": Sargent Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1999
2009
Sargent and the Sea, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2009-2010, p. 109, fig. 149, repro
Bibliography
1878
Gazette des Beaux-Arts 18 (August 1878), p. 179.
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 105, no. 685.