John Singer Sargent

Val d’Aosta


Oil paint on canvas
Support: 921 x 978 mm
frame: 1151 x 1220 x 113 mm
Presented by Miss Emily Sargent 1935

Catalogue entry

N04791 VAL D'AOSTA c. 1908–10

Inscr. ‘John S. Sargent’ b.l.
Canvas, 36 1/4×38 1/2 (92×98); painted strip 2 1/2 (6·5) wide turned under at bottom.
Presented by Miss Emily Sargent 1935.
Coll: Miss Emily Sargent.
Exh: 53rd Autumn Exhibition, Liverpool, September–December 1925 (121), as ‘Mont Blanc’; R.A., winter 1926 (340), as ‘Mont Blanc’; York, March–May 1926 (43), as ‘Mont Blanc’; Aberdeen Artists' Society, Aberdeen, 1926 (273), as ‘Mont Blanc’.
Lit: Charteris, 1927, p.170; Mount, 1955, p.449; Mount, 1957, p.359.

A view up the Val d'Aosta, with Mont Blanc as the highest peak in the centre distance. The date of the painting has been variously given as 1908 or 1910; it is related stylistically to ‘The Black Brook’ of c. 1908 (No.4783). Although exhibited as ‘Mont Blanc’, the painting was called ‘Val d'Aosta’ by Miss Emily Sargent (letter to the Hon. Sir Evan Charteris, 20 March 1935).

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