John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Seated and Holding the Fiddle of George de Forest Brush (1855-1941); verso: sketch of Sargent from the side, seated and holding Brush's fiddle

Object Number: 
1935.85.2.32
Date: 
June 17, 1874
Medium: 
Graphite on ivory paper, formerly mounted on a page of Album 2
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/16 x 3 9/16 in. (15.7 x 9 cm)
Marks: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "CB [monogram]"; inscribed along upper edge in graphite: "Studio 54 rue des Saint Peres"; at lower left: "June 17th 74"; at lower right: "Sargent with / Brush's fiddle"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "CB [monogram]"; inscribed along upper edge in graphite: "Studio 54 rue des Saint Peres"; at lower left: "June 17th 74"; at lower right: "Sargent with / Brush's fiddle"
Description: 
Recto-verso work. Verso: sketch of Sargent from the side, seated and holding Brush's fiddle. Drawing from a bound album of 308 tipped in works by Beckwith and Sargent. Signed at lower right in graphite: CB (monogram); inscribed along upper edge in graphite: Studio 54 rue des Saint Peres; at lower left in graphite: June 17th 74; at lower right in graphite: Sargent with Brush's fiddle
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Provenance: 
James Carroll Beckwith; The National Academy of Design, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group