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Catherine Vlasto, 1897

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

Oil on canvas, 58 1/2 x 33 5/8 in. (148.6 x 85.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.256

Provenance:
Alexander Anthony Vlasto (sitter's father), 1897-1899 (death)
Anthony Alexander Vlasto, 1899-1932 (death)
Mrs. Erato Vlasto, Ascot Berkshire, England (Mr. Vlasto's widow), 1932-1966
R. A. Vlasto (Mrs. E. Vlasto's grandson), sale, Christie's, London, 10 March 1967, no. 51, ill.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 13 April 1967-6 March 1972 [through agent Gimpel Fils]
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "John Singer Sargent," 1 October 1986-4 January 1987, no. 113, ill. p. 164, p. 287. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 4 February-17 April 1987.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC. "New Horizons: American Painting 1840-1920," no. 46, ill. TOUR: STATE TRATYAKOV MUSEUM, Moscow, 16 November 1987-6 January 1988; STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM, Leningrad, 22 January-13 March; MINSK STATE MUSEUM OF BELORUSSIYA, Minsk, 30 March-13 May.
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Roslyn, New York. "Stanford White and Louis Comfort Tiffany and Their Circle," 24 September 1998-3 January 1999.
MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. "Paris 1900: The 'American School' at the Universal Exposition," 11 February-16 April 2000. TOUR: ELVEHJEM MUSEUM OF ART, Madison, Wisconsin, 16 September-3 December; MUSEE CARNAVALET, Paris, 2 February-15 May 2001.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Peter Coffin: Here and There," 29 June-6 October 2013, no cat.
MUSEE DES IMPRESSIONNISMES GIVERNY, France. "In Concert! Musical Instruments in Art, 1860-1910," 24 March-2 July 2017, no. 27, colorpl. and detail.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 744, fig. 77.
UNSIGNED. John Singer Sargent, His Own Work (New York: Coe Kerr Gallery and Wittenborn Art Books, 1980).
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures of the Smithsonian (Washington DC: Smithsonian Books, 1983), ill.
ATKINS, ROBERT. "Saluting Sargent," Horizon (October 1986), p. 12, ill.
HILLS, PATRICIA. John Singer Sargent (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and Harry N. Abrams, 1986), pp. 174, 287, ill. p. 164.
UPDIKE, JOHN. Just Looking; Essays on Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989), p. 50, ill.
BURNS, SARAH. "The 'Earnest, Untiring Worker' and the Magician of the Brush: Gender Politics in the Criticism of Cecilia Beaux," Oxford Art Jounal 15/1 (1992), p.37, fig. 3, p. 38.
CALO, MARY ANN, ed. Critical Issues in American Art: A Book of Readings (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1998), no. 2, ill. p. 180.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Impressionism