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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Group in the Simplon
Other Titles
Former Title: In the Tyrol
Work Type
c. 1911
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor over graphite on white wove paper
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
The Hon. Evan K. C. Charteris; Sir Joseph Duveen; his gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1927.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sir Joseph Duveen
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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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", American Art Review (April 2006), XVIII, no. 2, pp. 88-93, repr. p. 91

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

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1908-1913, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2014), no. 1572, repr., pp. 27, 119, 128 n. 1, 130 n. 1, 147, 162, 166, repr., 196, 334 n. 2, 369

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

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu