Catalogue entry

T00125 THE PLAINS OF ESDRAELON 1905

Not inscribed.
Canvas (two equal vertical sections on relining canvas), 28×43 1/2 (71×110·5); a 2 1/2 (6·25) painted strip turned over at top.
Presented by the heirs of Mrs Ormond 1957.
Coll: Miss Emily Sargent until 1936.
Exh: Watercolours by John S. Sargent, R.A., Carfax & Co. Ltd, June 1908 (24), as ‘Plain of Esdraelon’ - oil; 53rd Autumn Exhibition, Liverpool, September–December 1925 (134); R.A., winter, 1926 (517).
Lit: Charteris, 1927, p.297; Mount, 1955, pp.302, 448; Mount, 1957, pp.246, 358.
Repr: Tate Gallery Report 1956–57, 1957, n.p.

The Plains (or Plain) of Esdraelon (Megiddo) in Palestine lie between Harosheth and Haphraim on the north-west and south-east sides, and Legio and Nazareth on the south-west and north-east sides respectively. They extend for approximately twenty miles and are about fifteen miles broad at their widest point. (For details of dating, etc., see T00124.)

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