Group In The Simplon
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.7
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Group in the Simplon
Other Titles
Former Title: In the Tyrol
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1911
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions
35.6 x 50.5 cm (14 x 19 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, u.r.: John S. Sargent
  • inscription: verso, graphite: [encircled:] 5994
Provenance
The Hon. Evan K. C. Charteris; Sir Joseph Duveen; his gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1927.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sir Joseph Duveen
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.7
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R. A., exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, England, 1926), no. 75

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1927), repr. in b/w p. 60

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1931), repr. in b/w p. 76

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), ill. p. 115

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 118, ill.

John Singer Sargent, His Own Work, exh. cat., Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc. (New York, NY, 1980), in checklist, unpaginated

Sue Welsh Reed and Carol Troyen, Awash in Color: Homer, Sargent, and the Great American Watercolor, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1993), p. 161, note 2

Warren Adelson, Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1997), repr. in color p.96, fig. 86

Carl Little, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA, 1998), repr. p. 9 (color)

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist, repr. on cover (detail)

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p.334, cat. 351, ill.

Gabrielle Townsend, John Singer Sargent Aquarelles, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, France, 2011), p. 9, repr. pp. 52-53

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., "American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950", American Art Review (April 2006), XVIII, no. 2, pp. 88-93, repr. p. 91

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R.A., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01/14/1926 - 03/13/1926

Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists, Crandall Free Library, Glens Falls, 03/01/1933 - 03/31/1933

Unidentified Exhibition, Iowa State University, 1936, Iowa State University, Ames, 01/01/1936 - 12/31/1936

Unidentified Exhibition, Symphony Hall, 1928, Symphony Hall, Boston, 11/01/1938 - 12/31/1938

Unidentified Watercolor Exhibition, Winchester Art Association, 1940, Winchester Art Association, Winchester, 11/29/1939 - 12/31/1939

Unidentified Exhibition, Lyman Allyn Museum, 1940, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, 01/01/1940 - 12/31/1940

Unidentified Exhibition, Berkshire Museum, 1944, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, 02/01/1944 - 02/28/1944

Exhibition of Water Colors: Homer, Sargent, Marin, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, 04/18/1947 - 06/11/1947

Unidentified Exhibition, Thomas Crane Public Library, 1955, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, 08/15/1955 - 08/20/1955

American Paintings from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Symphony Hall, Boston, 02/21/1958 - 03/15/1958

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

The United States and the Impressionist Era, San José Museum of Art, San José, 11/21/1979 - 01/09/1980

American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006

Verification Level

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