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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
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Property from the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)

Spanish Madonna and Child

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JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1856-1925)
Spanish Madonna and Child

oil on canvas
18 1⁄4 x 10 3⁄4 in. (46.4 x 27.3 cm.)
Painted circa 1895.
Provenance
Sir Alec Martin, London, (probably) gift from the sisters of the artist, after 1925.
Martin & Sewell, London, 1971.
Joseph F. McCrindle, New York, 1972.
Estate of the above.
Gift to the present owner from the above, 2009.
Literature
R. Ormond, E. Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899: The Complete Paintings, vol. V, New Haven, Connecticut, 2010, pp. 283, 359, no. 980, illustrated.

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Lot Essay

The present work was likely inspired by a Romanesque or Gothic statuette seen during the artist's travels in southern Spain in July 1895.

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