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Young Woman with a Black Skirt

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
early 1880s
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
14 x 9 13/16 in. (35.6 x 24.9 cm) Mat: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm) Framed (standard exhibition frame): 21 1/4 × 16 1/4 × 1 1/8 in. (54 × 41.3 × 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.33
Not on view
Like many of his contemporaries, Sargent was attracted to Venice and visited the city frequently throughout his life. This watercolor of a young woman in Venetian peasant costume relates to his genre paintings of the period but also reveals his longstanding interest in the exotic.
Inscription: [on verso at upper center]: 6 / 28 [encircled]; [at lower left]: SW
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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