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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1931.102
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Tower, Turin Cathedral
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Study of a Tower, Turin
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
19th-20th century
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite and black chalk on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
36.5 x 23 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, in artist's hand: Turin
  • inscription: l.l., graphite: J. S. 48
  • inscription: lower center of verso, graphite: -- 5845--
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, in artist's hand: arch too narrow / & [order?] too high
Provenance
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; their gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1931.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent
Accession Year
1931
Object Number
1931.102
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Evan Charteris, John Sargent, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York, NY, 1927), opp. p. 248, repr.

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. 155, under no. 116

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1874-1882, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2006), p. 65 note 1

Exhibition History

Boston Back Bay Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 11/01/1969 - 01/11/1970

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