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John Singer Sargent
ALEXANDER HENRY HIGGINSON
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
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96
John Singer Sargent
ALEXANDER HENRY HIGGINSON
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925
ALEXANDER HENRY HIGGINSON
signed John S. Sargent. and dated 1917 (lower center)
charcoal on paper laid down on card
25 by 18 3/8 inches
(63.5 by 46.7 cm)
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This charcoal has been reviewed accepted as a genuine work of the artist by the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné Committee.

Provenance

Alexander Henry Higginson (the sitter; commissioned from the artist)
By descent to the present owner (his niece) 

Literature

David McKibbin, Sargent's Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1956, p. 102
Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, vol. III, New Haven, Connecticut, p. 108

Catalogue Note

Alexander Henry Higginson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1876 to Major Henry Lee and Ida Agassiz Higginson. His father was a prominent businessman and patron of the arts in the city, donating the land and money for Harvard University’s Soldier Field and establishing the Boston Symphony. After attending Harvard University like his father, Alexander established a career as an author, foxhunter and racehorse breeder.

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