The West Portals of the Cathedral of Saint Gilles du Gard (Venetian Facade)

John Singer Sargent, American, 1856 - 1925

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about 1879

Transparent and opaque watercolor and metallic gray paint [?] over graphite on cream wove paper

Sheet: 9 11/16 × 13 1/16 in. (24.6 × 33.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund and the Julia L. Whittier Fund

W.988.54

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in graphite, on verso [not in Sargent‘s hand]: Chairman of Christie / Sir Alec Martin / Leicester Gallery; [Gallery label on reverse of backing: two from Davis Galleries, New York (one an exhibition from 1969 listing the owner as Mrs Morton Baum), one from David Rasmus, Atlanta, Georgia (1987 accession number)].

Course History

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Turn of the Century English Watercolors and Drawings, Davis Galleries, New York, (as "Venetian Facade;" no cat.), March 5-29, 1969.

Taittinger Gallery, New York, (no cat.), 1983.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

From Copley to Dove: American Drawings and Watercolors at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, (no cat.), March 11-May 28, 1989.

David S. Ramus Ltd., Atlanta, Georgia, (no cat.), 1987.

Americans: 19th and 20th Century, Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, Texas, (no cat.), 1982.

Publication History

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, pp. 102, 256, ill. p. 103, no. 24.

American Architects, "Drawing of the West Portal of St. Gilles du Gard," 15 April 1893

Provenance

The artist; bequeathed to Emily Sargent (his sister), 1925; possibly by descent to Guillaume Ormond (her nephew); to Mrs. Morton Baum, by 1969; to Shepherd Gallery, New York, by 1981; sold to Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, New York, 1981; sold to present collection, 1988.

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