John Singer Sargent -- American painter
The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum
Charcoal on Paper
55.9 x 33 cm. (22 x 13 in.)
Signed and dated across the bottom 'John S. Sargent 1915'
From Matt Davies
According to the catalogue, Sargent
"painted" [I assume they mean "drew"] both Geoffrey and his brother, John
Edward Murray Smith. Geoffrey served in World War I in France as a second
lieutenant with the Fifth Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. Only months
after arriving in France, he was killed in action at Vermelles.
The Berger Collection, which is housed
at the Denver Museum of Art, includes three Sargent works. This is one
Commissioned from the artist by the sitter's family; thence by descent; Christie's, South Kensington, June 13, 1997, lot 12.
600 Years of British Painting: The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum October 19, 1998-March 28, 1999; reproduced in the accompanying catalogue on p. 215.
Offered Christies; 6/13/2001; Lot
88; estimated $15,000-$35,000
By: Natasha Wallace
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