Boats on the Lake of Garda


John Singer Sargent, American, b. Florence, Italy, 1856–1925

Watercolor and gouache and pencil on paper mounted to panel, 15 7/8 x 21 1/4 in. (40.3 x 54 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4449

Clement Parsons, London and Broadway, Worcestershire, to 1931 (death)
Sir Alan Parsons (nephew), London (1931-1962)
Sotheby & Co., London, sale, November 1962, lot. 58
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York [via Julius Weitzner and Robert Graham, Esq.], 21 November 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART, London. "Winter Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R. A.," 14 January-13 March 1926, no. 127 (par label).

Published References:
DOWNES, WILLIAM H. John S. Sargent: His Life and Work (Boston: Little , Brown, 1925), p. 282.
UNSIGNED. "In the Sale Rooms," Whistler Works Fetch £10. 870," Times (London: 22 November 1962).
LERNER, ABRAM, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 744.
COE KERR GALLERY. John Singer Sargent, His Own Work (New York: Coe Kerr Gallery and Wittenborn Art Books, 1980).
LARSON, DEAN. Studying with the Masters: Lessons from Rubens, Degas, Velasquez, Monet, Turner, Sargent, and Matisse (New York: Watson-Guptill, 1986), ill. p. 103.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Impressionism

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