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Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Work Type
April 29, 1896
Physical Descriptions
Graphite on off-white paper
actual: 25.3 x 18.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l r.: John S. Sargent / 29 April 1896
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, in artist's hand: John S. Sargent/ 29 April 1896/ To Mrs. Maddison
Mrs. Maddison; purchased by Grenville L. Winthrop through Martin Birnbaum, 1928; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Copley Society, Catalogue of Paintings and Sketches by John S. Sargent, R. A., exh. cat. (Boston, MA, 1899), p. 23, no. 98 or 99

Alfred Lys Baldry, "The Art of J. S. Sargent, R.A. Part I", The Studio (February 1900), vol. 19, no. 83, pp. 3 21, repr.

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1956), p. 95, Check List of Sargent's Portraits

[Reproduction only], Complete Works of Gabriel Fauré, Golden Crest Laboratory Series (1961)., CR 4030, reproduced on the cover of the record album

Emile Vuillermoz, Gabriel Fauré, Chilton Book Company (Philadelphia, PA, 1969), repr. frontispiece

Robert Orledge, Gabriel Fauré, Eulenberg Books (London, England, 1979), repr.

James Lomax and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent and the Edwardian Age, exh. cat., Leeds Art Gallery (Leeds, England, 1979), p. 74, under cat. 57

Edward J. Nygren, John Singer Sargent: Drawings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (Washington, D.C, 1983), p. 56, under no. 31

Trevor J. Fairbrother, Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent, Dover Publications Inc. (New York, NY, 1983), cat. 10

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Fauré Concert Program, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, brochure (Cambridge, MA, March 29, 1987), repr. on cover

Jean Michel Nectoux, Gabriel Fauré: A Musical Life, Cambridge University Press (U.K.) (New York, NY, 1991), repr. on book jacket

[Reproduction only], Requiem, Op. 48, J. Hamelle & Cie Editeurs (Paris, 1994)., repr. on cover

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1998), under no. 157, pp. 160-161

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, exh. cat., National Portrait Gallery (London, 2015), p. 136

Exhibition History

Sargent Loan Exhibition, Copley Hall, Boston, 02/20/1899 - 03/13/1899

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