Woman with Collie, John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London), Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on white wove paper

Woman with Collie

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
after 1890
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
13 15/16 x 9 15/16 in. (35.4 x 25.2 cm)
Mat: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.27
Not on view
Sargent abandoned this composition before completing it, creating a droll juxtaposition between the unfinished face of the woman and the more detailed and very charming likeness of the dog. With characteristic fluidity, Sargent suggests the dog’s soft fur and big pink tongue with just a few brushstrokes.
Inscription: [on verso 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