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John Singer Sargent
THE LIBRERIA
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John Singer Sargent
THE LIBRERIA
Estimate
250,000350,000
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John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925
THE LIBRERIA
inscribed to my friend/Sir Frank Swettenham/John S. Sargent (upper right); also inscribed to be sent to/Sir Frank Swettenham/Aberdunant/Tremadoe/North Wales on the reverse
watercolor and pencil on paper
20 1/8 by 14 inches
(51.1 by 35.6 cm)
Executed circa 1904.
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Provenance

Sir Frank Swettenham, circa 1904 (gift from the artist; sold: Sotheby's, London, December 11, 1957, lot 125, as Gondolas at the Piazzetta)
Edward Seago, London, England, 1958 (sold: Christie's, London, March 5, 1976, lot 26, as The Libreria, Venice, Seen from the Bacino)
Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, 1976
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ireland
Adelson Galleries, New York, 1992
Private collection (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

London, England, The Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibition of Works by the Late John S. Sargent, R.A., January-March, 1926, no. 102, p. 21 (as A Canal in Venice)
New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, John Singer Sargent: His Own Work, May-June 1980, no. 31, illustrated
New York, Coe Kerr Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Athenaeum, Americans in Venice: 1879-1913, October-December 1983, illustrated on the cover 
Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum of Art; Yamaguchi, Japan, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum; Kumamoto, Japan, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art; Shiga, Japan, Museum of Modern Art, John Singer Sargent: Sargent Exhibition in Japan, January-June 1989, no. 71, pp. 111, 151, illustrated
New York, Adelson Galleries, Sargent Abroad: An Exhibition, November-December 1997, illustrated pl. 12
London, England, Tate Gallery; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Sargent, October 1998-May 1999, no. 107, p. 216, illustrated 
New York, Adelson Galleries, Sargent's Venice, January-March 2007, no. 29, pp. 111, 194, illustrated fig. 105, p. 110 

Literature

William Howe Downes, John S. Sargent: His Life and Work, London, 1926, p. 344 (as A Canal in Venice)
"The John Singer Sargent Memorial Exhibition at the Royal Academy," The Times, January 13, 1926, p. 16, illustrated
Charles Merrill Mount, John Singer Sargent: A Biography, New York, 1969, p. 470 (listed twice in the catalogue of oil paintings as A Canal in Venice and Gondolas at the Piazzetta)
Frank Davis, "The Glory of Greece's Flora," Country Life, vol. 159, no. 4116, May 13, 1976, p. 1246, illustrated
Hugh Honour and John Fleming, The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler and Sargent, London, 1991, p. 157, illustrated
Warren Adelson, Donna Seldin Janis, et al., Sargent Abroad: Figures and Landscapes, New York, 1997, pp. 49-50, illustrated pl. 39
Warren Adelson, Giandomenicio Romanelli, et al., Sargent and Venice, Milan, Italy, 2007, p. 84, illustrated p. 74
Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Venetian Figures and Landscapes, 1898-1913, New Haven, Connecticut and London, 2009, vol. VI, no. 1051, pp. 50, 72, 96, 236, illustrated p. 70

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