Pair of John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) Portraits

Pair of John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) PortraitsPair of John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) Portraits

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Lot #: 88
Pair of John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925) Portraits

1924. Charcoal and pencil. Mr. William Augustus Read & Mrs. Edith "Fabyan" Read. Both signed 'John S Sargent' (bottom middle) and dated 1924' (bottom right). F. W. Payne & Son, Copley Gallery, Boston gallery label (on reverse).

Cataloge Note: Sargent is known to have done portrait drawings of Mrs. Theodore Frothingham, Jr. (born Eleanor Fabyan) sister of Edith (Mrs. William Read), and brother-in-law William Read. Sold: Bonhams, May 2014, lot 25.

Literature: David McKibbin, Sargent’s Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1956, page 118.

The present lot will be included in the forthcoming volume of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné covering his charcoal portraits. We would like to thank Elizabeth Oustinoff for her assistance in cataloging this lot.

24 x 18 Framed 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.
Mr. & Mrs. William Augustus Read, Purchase, New York.
Mrs. Jean "Read" Knox, Buffalo, New York. (daughter of above).
Auction Date
Oct 03, 2020

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