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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1916.496
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Lake O'Hara
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1916
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
97.5 x 116.2 cm (38 3/8 x 45 3/4 in.)
framed: 122.6 x 141.6 x 7.3 cm (48 1/4 x 55 3/4 x 2 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: John S. Sargent 1916
  • exhibition label: back of frame, paper: [from exhibition The Private World of John Singer Sargent]
  • exhibition label: back of frame, paper
  • exhibition label: back of frame, paper
Provenance
John Singer Sargent, sold; to Fogg Art Museum, November 1916
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise E. Bettens Fund
Accession Year
1916
Object Number
1916.496
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Edward Waldo Forbes, "Recent Gifts to the Fogg Art Museum and What They Signify", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, January 25, 1917), vol. XIX, no. 17, pp. 327-331, ill. p. 327

The Fogg Art Museum and the Division of the Fine Arts of Harvard University, brochure (Cambridge, MA, May 25, 1922), reproduced (unpaginated) in b/w

Leila Mechlin, "The Sargent Exhibition: Grand Central Art Galleries New York", The American Magazine of Art (April 1924), vol. XV, no. 4, pp. 168-190, p. 185, ill. p. 182

Retrospective Exhibition of Important Works by John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Grand Central Art Galleries (New York, NY, 1924), no. 8

A Catalogue of the Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1925), no. 115, repr.

William Howe Downes, John S. Sargent, His Life and Work, Little, Brown & Company (Boston, MA, 1925), p. 248; repr. at back of book (unpaginated)

Memorial Exhibition of the Work of John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1926), no. 57, repr.

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1927), repr. in b/w, p. 59

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1931), repr. in b/w p. 73

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), ill. p. 109

Edward Waldo Forbes, History of the Fogg Art Museum, Unpublished (1956), p. 163

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1967)

Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, Harper & Row (New York, NY and London, England, 1970), p. 78

Louise Todd Ambler and Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, "American Painting at Harvard", Antiques (New York, NY, November 1972), vol. 102, no. 5, pp. 876-883, p. 877, pl. II

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. 119, ill.

Karen Wilkin, Art in Alberta: Paul Kane to the Present, exh. cat., Edmonton Art Gallery (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1973), ill. n.p.

Rebecca W. Karo, "Ah Wilderness! Sargent in the Rockies, 1916", Fenway Court; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA, 1977), pp. 21-29, p. 28, fig. 12

John Singer Sargent, His Own Work, exh. cat., Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc. (New York, NY, 1980), repr. in b/w fig. 60; in checklist, unpaginated

S. Lane Faison, Jr., The New England Eye: Master American Paintings from New England School, College & University Collections, exh. cat., Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA, 1983), p. 11, p. 60; pl. 50, ill.

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Abbeville Press/Harvard University Art Museums, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, reproduced in color fig. 6, p. 18

Patricia Hills, "'Painted Diaries': Sargent's Late Subject Pictures", exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art / Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1986), p. 199, fig. 156

Trevor J. Fairbrother, John Singer Sargent and America, Garland Publishing, Inc. (New York, NY, 1986), pp. 333-334, fig. 93

John Grande, "John Singer Sargent in the Canadian Rockies: Lake O'Hara, 1916", Fine Art and Auction Review (March-April 1988), vol. 14, no. 4, p. 21, reproduced p. 21

John Updike, Just Looking: Essays on Art, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1989), p. 64, ill.

Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), pp. 3, 10, fig. 2, cat. 22

Bruce Hugh Russell, "John Singer Sargent in the Canadian Rockies: 1916", The Beaver: Exploring Canada's History, Canada's National Historical Society (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, December 1997), vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 4-12, ill. p. 5

Stephanie Herdrich and Helen Barbara Weinberg, American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: John Singer Sargent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2000), p. 349-350, under no. 331

Jane Lytton Gooch, Artists of the Rockies: Inspiration of Lake O'Hara (2003), p. 31

Lisa Christensen, The Lake O'Hara Art of J.E.H. MacDonald and Hiker's Guide, Fifth House (Calgary, 2003), p. 12

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. 337, cat. 354, ill.

Hilliard T. Goldfarb, Expanding Horizons: American and Canadian Painting and Photography, 1860-1918, exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, 2009), p. 186, repr. p. 185 as fig. 2

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by John Singer Sargent for the Benefit of the American Ambulance Hospital, Paris, Copley Gallery, Boston, 01/22/1917 - 02/03/1917

Unidentified Exhibition, Algonquin Club, 1920, Algonquin Club, Boston, 04/01/1920 - 04/30/1920

Unidentified Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, 1921, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 01/03/1921 - 01/22/1921

Retrospective Exhibition of Important Works of John Singer Sargent, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, 02/01/1924 - 03/31/1924

Unidentified Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, 1924, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 05/01/1924 - 05/31/1924

John Singer Sargent Memorial Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 10/01/1925 - 11/30/1925

Memorial Exhibition of Works by John Singer Sargent, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 01/04/1926 - 02/14/1926

Selected Paintings by American Artists, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 11/26/1926 - 01/31/1927; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, 02/01/1927 - 03/31/1927

Unidentified Exhibition, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1928, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 01/01/1928 - 12/31/1928

American Painting, Fitchburg Art Association, Fitchburg, 07/01/1930 - 08/31/1930

Unidentified Exhibition, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1933, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art (now Nelson-Atkins), Kansas City, 12/01/1933 - 03/31/1934

Sargent and Mancini, Castano Galleries, Boston, 11/08/1951 - 01/16/1952

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

Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967

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

Art in Alberta: Paul Kane to the Present, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, 04/06/1973 - 05/10/1973; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 07/01/1973 - 08/25/1973

The American Landscape, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, 11/15/1973 - 12/30/1973

The New England Eye Masterpieces of American Art from New England Colleges and Universities, Williams College Museum of Art, 09/09/1983 - 11/04/1983

Modern Art at Harvard, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/21/1985 - 01/05/1986

John Singer Sargent, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 10/07/1986 - 01/04/1987; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 02/07/1987 - 04/19/1987

American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994

32Q: 2700 Impressionism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/15/2015 - 10/11/2016

John Singer Sargent and Chicago's Gilded Age, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 07/01/2018 - 09/30/2018

Subjects and Contexts

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