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Brook and Meadow

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
ca. 1907
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.80j
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 770
Watercolor was well suited to Sargent’s fluid painting technique and his longstanding interest in depicting water. Sargent transforms his pigments into a flowing stream with expressive brushstrokes and dashes of blue paint, which ripple across the surface of his composition to suggest the gentle movement of the current.
Signature: [at lower right]: John S.Sargent

Inscription: [on verso at upper left]: 182 Purtud / signed / by J.S / E.S / 3/16 [encircled]; [at center]: 6/15; [at lower left]: VMW /.28
the artist, until d. 1925; his sisters, Mrs. Francis Ormond (Violet Sargent) and Miss Emily Sargent, until 1936 (Emily Sargent's death); Mrs. Francis Ormond, until 1950
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