John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on white wove paper
13 5/8 x 21 in. (34.6 x 53.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Not on view
In February 1917 Sargent took time off from his Boston Public Library mural project to travel to Ormond Beach, Florida, to paint a portrait of John D. Rockefeller (Rockefeller Collection, Kykuit, Tarrytown, New York). After completing the portrait he continued south to the Miami area to visit Charles Deering, a friend and important patron whom he had met during his student days in Paris. This watercolor may depict Deering at his residence at Brickell Point on the Miami River.
Inscription: [on verso at upper left]: 95 [underlined] By J.S.Sargent-Florida; V.O. / (trust); [at lower left]: F; A. Met. 4/[?] / 25; [at lower right]: A
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