JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)
JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)
JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)
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JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)

Olive and Cypress

Details
JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)
Olive and Cypress
inscribed 'Ste Margarita Ligure' (lower right)
watercolor on paper
sight, 9 1/2 x 13 in. (24 x 33 in.)
Executed circa 1906-07.
Provenance
The artist.
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, acquired from the above, 1909.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, acquired from the above, 1926.
Albert K. Chapman, Rochester, New York, acquired from the above, 1953.
Sotheby's, New York, 1 February 1990, lot 150, sold by the above.
Charles C. Hermanowski, Miami, Florida, acquired from the above.
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
Literature
W.H. Downes, John S. Sargent: His Life and Work, Boston, Massachusetts, 1925, p. 269.
W.H. Downes, John S. Sargent: His Life and Work, London, 1926, p. 269.
R. Ormond, E. Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907, vol. VII, New Haven, Connecticut, 2012, pp. 29, 210-11, 328, 354-55, no. 1343, illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Carfax & Co., Water Colours by John S. Sargent, R.A., June 1908, no. 17.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.; Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Art Club, Water Color Drawings by John Singer Sargent and Edward Darley Boit, February 15-April 10, 1909, no. 56 (as Olives and Cypress).
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Exhibition of American Watercolors, February 1926, no. 20.
Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Water Colors and Pastels, February 14-March 14, 1934.
Newport, Rhode Island, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Paintings and Watercolors by John Singer Sargent, R.A., August 19-September 3, 1935, no. 21.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Watercolors by Sargent & Brabazon, February 27-March 15, 1941, no. 15 (as Olives and Cypresses).
New York, Kleeman Galleries, John Singer Sargent, 12 Watercolors, January 9-31, 1943 (as Olives and Cypresses).
New York, American British Art Center, Watercolors by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon and John Singer Sargent, October 19-December 8, 1945, no. 34.
Norwich, Connecticut, The Slater Memorial Museum, Water Colors and Drawings by John Sargent, December 5-19, 1948.
Hamilton, New York, Colgate University, Lawrence Hall, Water Colors by John Singer Sargent, March 1949.

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Santa Margherita Ligure is a seaside town southeast of Genoa, Italy. The artist visited the region almost annually in the first few years of the 20th century, when this work was likely painted.

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