Juanito Pardo - Jota Record: "Zaragozanas Puras No. 1", "Zaragozanas Netas", early 20th century

Juanito Pardo (Spanish, 1884 - 1944)

Flamenco Record: "Zaragozanas Puras No. 1", "Zaragozanas Netas", early 20th century

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

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Object details

Accession number

U11s7.13

Creators

  • Juanito Pardo (Spanish, 1884 - 1944) - primary
  • Victor Talking Machine Company - publisher

Provenance

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

Marks

Inscribed in graphite (on label, on both sides, in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand): good


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Commentary

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.”