• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 83

    John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

    In Venice

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
    In Venice
    watercolor and pencil on paper laid down on board
    10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.)
    Executed circa 1902-04.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York.
    Norman and Cynthia Armour Collection.
    Christie's, New York, 19 May 2005, lot 58.
    Mark Borghi Fine Art, Inc., New York, acquired from the above.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Midwestern Collection


    Literature

    W. Adelson, W.H. Gerdts, E. Kilmurray, R.M. Zorzi, R. Ormond and E. Oustinoff, Sargent's Venice, New Haven, Connecticut, 2006, p. 116, no. 113, illustrated (as Rio dell'Angelo).
    R. Ormond and E. Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Venetian Figures and Landscapes, 1898-1913, Complete Paintings, vol. VI, New Haven, Connecticut, 2009, p. 134, no. 1088, illustrated.
    S. Canterbury, Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections, exhibition catalogue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009, p. 55 (as Venetian Canal).


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections, February 22-May 3, 2009 (as Venetian Canal).