JOHN SINGER SARGENT
1856 - 1925
PORTRAIT OF MRS. EDWIN S. WEBSTER
signed John S. Sargent (lower left) and date 1920 (lower right)
charcoal on paperboard
image: 23 by 14 inches (58.4 by 35.6 cm)
sheet: 25 by 18 ½ inches (63.5 by 47 cm)
The paperboard is toned with staining along the extreme outer edges beneath the mat. There are a few scattered pindots of foxing throughout.
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Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Webster, Boston, Massachusetts
Descended in the family (sold: Sloans & Kenyon, Chevy Chase, Maryland, November 16, 2003, lot 845)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
David McKibben, Sargent's Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1956, p. 129
Jane de Peyster Hovey, the sitter, married Edwin Sibley Webster of Boston in 1893. He was the founder of Stone and Webster, an engineering and manufacturing company, and served as a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from 1926 to 1950.