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

The Reading Club: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Seated with Another Man and Reading Shakespeare; verso: sketch of a woman holding up her hands
Title
The Reading Club: John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), Seated with Another Man and Reading Shakespeare; verso: sketch of a woman holding up her hands
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.
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
Object Number 
1935.85.2.151
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]"
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