Study for a Mural in the Boston Public Library or the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

John Singer Sargent, American, 1856 - 1925


about 1890-1924

Charcoal on wove (O.W.P. & A.C.L.) paper

Sheet: 16 11/16 × 21 1/8 in. (42.4 × 53.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond, sisters of the artist



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


not signed.

Course History

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Edward del Rosario, Winter 2013

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Edward del Rosario, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 12, Emmett and Cadmus: Looking At/For the Homoerotic Power Struggle, Joseph Ackley, Class of 2003, Curatorial Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 5-May 4, 2003.

John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Barrows Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 10-November 27, 1983.

Publication History

Jane Dini, The Widener Library Murals at Harvard University, The Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1996/1997

Charles M. Mount, "Some Works by Sargent at Dartmouth", Bulletin I, Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1966.

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 52, no. 227.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 245.


The artist; by descent to Emily Sargent and Violet Sargent Ormond (Mrs. Francis) [the artist's sisters], 1925; given to the present collection, 1929.

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