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John Singer Sargent traveled to Spain eight times, once as a child and seven times as an adult. He took his first extended (adult) trip there in 1879. In the wake of that journey, he created his most famous Spanish painting: El Jaleo, which Isabella ultimately bought and displayed prominently in her museum—where it remains on view today. This sketch—and the sketchbook it is part of—was probably completed on-site during his travels in 1879.