John Singer Sargent

1880
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American (born in Ireland), 1848–1907)


Object Place: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

68

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.41

Medium or Technique

Plaster

On View

Jan and Warren Adelson Gallery (Gallery 221)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

Bas-relief portrait on a plaster roundel


Inscribed “My Friend John Sargent,” this medallion documents the friendship between two of the leading artists of the American Renaissance. Saint-Gaudens and Sargent became friends in Paris and were devoted admirers of each other’s art.

Inscription

"MY . FRIEND . IOHN / SARGENT . PARIS . / IVLX . M . D . C . CCLXXX . / FECE . / A ST G (monogram) / BRVTTO / RITRATTO

Provenance

Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard, New York

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard in memory of my friend, John Singer Sargent