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Study of the American Flag, for "Coming of the Americans," Widener Library, Harvard University


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American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Study of the American Flag, for "Coming of the Americans," Widener Library, Harvard University, 1921-1922
Alternate Title: Entering the War
Drawing
American
,
19th-20th century
Charcoal on off-white laid paper
48 x 63.3 cm (18 7/8 x 24 15/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of John Singer Sargent
, 1922.164
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.
Bibliography
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