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The Reading Club: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Seated with Another Man and Reading Shakespeare; verso: sketch of a woman holding up her hands

Object Number: 
1935.85.2.151
Date: 
c. 1875
Medium: 
Graphite on ivory paper, formerly mounted on a page of Album 2
Dimensions: 
3 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.
Marks: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "CB [monogram]"; inscribed at lower left in graphite: "The reading club -- "; at lower right: "Sargent reading Shakespere[sic]"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "CB [monogram]"; inscribed at lower left in graphite: "The reading club -- "; at lower right: "Sargent reading Shakespere[sic]"
Description: 
Drawing from a bound album of 308 tipped in works by Beckwith. Signed at lower right in graphite: CB (monogram); inscribed at lower left in graphite: The reading club --; at lower right: Sargent reading Shakespeare. Verso: Loose sketch of a woman applying makeup(?). Oriented Vertically.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the National Academy of Design
Provenance: 
James Carroll Beckwith; the National Academy of Design, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group