John Singer Sargent - Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner and Letter to John Singer Sargent from Gordon Fairchild, 20 August 1916

John Singer Sargent (Florence, 1856 - 1925, London)

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Yoho Valley, British Columbia and Letter to John Singer Sargent from Gordon Fairchild from Seville, 20 August 1916

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Object details

Accession number

ARC.004825

Object Case

Sargent / Whistler Case

Language

English

Provenance

Letter from John Singer Sargent to Isabella Stewart Gardner, 20 August [1916], on a letter from Gordon Fairchild to John Singer Sargent, 20 July, 1916.

Marks

Inscribed in pencil (recto, upper left): 64 / 1916
Inscribed in pencil (recto, upper right): 81
Inscribed in pencil (envelope, upper left): 64 / 1916 / with note from Gordon Fairchild
Inscribed in pencil (envelope, upper right): 81


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner and painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) were close friends for decades. The two exchanged many letters, and almost two hundred of Sargent’s letters are preserved in the Museum archives. In this letter from the summer of 1916, Sargent writes from “Camping Somewhere in the Yoho Valley, British Columbia” where he was on one of his habitual sketching trips. Despite his remote location in the Canadian wilderness, Sargent dedicates most of this letter to a single subject: flamenco records that he suggests Gardner purchase.

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