Study Of The American Flag, For
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1922.164
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Study of the American Flag, for "Coming of the Americans," Widener Library, Harvard University
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Entering the War
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1921-1922
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
48 x 63.3 cm (18 7/8 x 24 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.l.: John S. Sargent
  • watermark: CANSON & MONTGOLFIER / FRANCE / INGRES [with design]
Provenance
Gift of the artist to the Fogg Art Museum, 1922.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of John Singer Sargent
Accession Year
1922
Object Number
1922.164
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), no. 161, p. 75

Jane Dini, "The Art of Selling War: Sargent's World War I Murals for Harvard University", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 67-84, p. 71, fig. 7

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, MFA Boston, 1928, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/01/1928 - 07/31/1932

Sargent's Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/03/1956 - 02/07/1956

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted