Fernando el Herrero - Flamenco Record: "Seguidillas Gitanas", "Malagueñas", 1901-1916

Fernando el Herrero

Flamenco Record: "Seguidillas Gitanas", "Malagueñas", 1901-1916

Shellac with paper label, 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.) diameter


Object details

Accession number



  • Victor Talking Machine Company - publisher
  • Niño De Medina - primary
  • Fernando El Herrero - primary


Gift from the American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) to Isabella Stewart Gardner, about 1916.


Inscribed in graphite (on label, on verso, in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand): bad

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Isabella Stewart Gardner and the artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) were close friends for decades. In addition to discussing art and travel, the two shared a love of music. In a letter preserved in the Museum Archives, Sargent describes their shared interest in flamenco and other Spanish music. The artist gave Isabella several flamenco records, which she clearly listened to: notes in her handwriting preserved on the labels classify each record as “good” or “bad.”