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Sargent painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose at Broadway 
Photo c. 1885-86
Fogg Art Museum, Boston
Gelatin silver print on paper
11.2 cm. x 9.4 cm.
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1937.7.27.1.A

Jpg: local / Harvard

Carnation Lily, Lily, Rose


You can see the canvas resting on the ground, and we know John, himself, was over 6 feet tall, so the original canvas was in excess of 75 inches high. The painting would be cropped on three sides (presumably right, left, and bottom) to complete the final painting image.

John Singer Sargent

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
174 x 153.8 cm (68 1/2 x 60 1/2 in.)

Broadway, The Cotswolds, England


The image of this photo has been reproduced in a number of books, but at the time of this writing I only saw one -- in Stanley Olson's book. If I am reading the photo credits correctly, the photo is with the Fogg Art Museum which is part of the Harvard art museums.

This photo is adhered to the verso of page one. Sargent's studio was in Worcester, England.

Sargent, Emily, and Mrs. Francis Ormond (Owner). Presumably from their brother, the artist, at his death?, Gift to the Fogg Art Museum 1937.

Stanley Olson, John Singer Sargent: His Portrait (New York, NY, 1986), plate XV

Warren Adelson and Stanley Olson, Sargent at Broadway: The Impressionist Years, exh. cat., Universe/Coe Kerr Gallery (New York, NY, 1986), repr. in b/w p. 21, fig. 3; p. 66, fig. 37; detail, p. 62

Kate F. Jennings, John Singer Sargent (New York, NY, 1991), repr. p. 11, upper left

Elaine Kilmurray and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing (London, England, 1998), p. 114, reproduced in b/w fig. 70

John Esten, Sargent: Painting Out-of-Doors (New York, NY, 2000), repr. p. 29

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