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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Portrait of Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester (Consuelo Yznaga)
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor, white gouache, and brown ink on white wove paper
50.8 x 35.6 cm (20 x 14 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, u.l.: John S. Sargent; u.r. Esher 1907
  • inscription: u.r., brown ink, in artist's hand: Esher 1907
  • inscription: backboard, graphite?: Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester
The artist's estate sale, Christie's, London, July 24, 1925, lot 33; purchased by Scott and Fowles, at that sale; purchased from them by Grenville L. Winthrop, June 1926; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1942.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Catalogue of Pictures and Water Colour Drawings by J. S. Sargent. R. A., auct. cat., Christie, Manson and Woods, Ltd. (London, England, 1925), no. 33

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 108, Check List of Sargent's Portraits

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

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, Yale University Press (New Haven CT and London England, 2003), no. 540, repr. in color

Raymond Sancroft-Baker, "Historic Jewels: Jewels Worn by Duchesses and Empresses", Christie's Magazine (May-June 2006), ill. p. 126

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 Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 326, cat. no. 344, reproduced in b&w

Exhibition History

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 11 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 09/06/2011 - 10/01/2011

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