John Singer Sargent American
Not on view
The earliest watercolors by Sargent in the Museum’s collection date from 1865–68, when the artist was about ten years old. From childhood, watercolor afforded him a versatile medium with which to record the people and places that captured his attention. Although the inscription on the verso, which is not in Sargent’s hand, suggests that this bold watercolor was painted at Purtud, north of Courmayeur, Italy, the site could well be any of the other alpine regions the artist visited after 1900.
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