John Singer Sargent
1856 - 1925
ALEXANDER HENRY HIGGINSON
This charcoal has been reviewed accepted as a genuine work of the artist by the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné Committee.
Alexander Henry Higginson (the sitter; commissioned from the artist)
By descent to the present owner (his niece)
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