John Singer Sargent
Oxen, Carrara 1911–13

Artwork details

John Singer Sargent 1856–1925
Oxen, Carrara
Date 1911–13
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 400 x 527 mm
frame: 650 x 762 x 17 mm
Acquisition Presented by Lord Duveen 1919
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03560 OXEN: CARRARA 1911–13

Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent’ b.l. and ‘Carrara’ b.r.
Watercolour, 15 3/4×20 3/4 (40×53).
Presented by Lord Duveen 1920.

The artist had painted oxen in 1907, 1910 and 1911, but this watercolour is most likely to be contemporaneous with three paintings of ‘Marble Quarries at Carrara’ which Charteris dates to 1913 (1927, p.292). Mount, however, points out (1957, p.360) that the signed and dated ‘Marble Quarries at Carrara’, formerly in the Langton Douglas collection, is misdated 1913, and he includes two works of this subject under the year 1911.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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