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Lot 22 : JOHN SINGER SARGENT (American, 1856-1925)

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JOHN SINGER SARGENT (American, 1856-1925)
roundel, seated male
John S. Sargent in image
transfer lithographic on laid paper (crayon on transfer laid watermarked paper); 17 by 16.5 in. (sight); matted, framed under glass, 24.5 in. square
Less well-known is the fact that Sargent was also active as a printmaker. In 1895, he made a group of lithographs as he prepared to send one work to the exhibition held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Paris, which celebrated the hundredth anniversary of this print medium. Galerie Rapp organized one section of a large exhibition that marked the hundredth anniversary of the invention of lithography by Aloys Senefelder.Sargent.
experimented with lithography by working directly on the stone applying dark patches of lithographic tusche (a special oily crayon or ink).
In October 1895, The British printer Frederick Goulding, who had developed an improved transfer paper for lithography, was involved in the show, and he encouraged Sargent and other London artists to participate, even offering to supply them with materials and print their work. Examples of Sargent's experimental lithographs were later donated to the Met, in 1950, by the artist's sister Violet

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Realized: $3,250 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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