Sketch for the Joyful Mysteries, The Annunciation - The Virgin's Drapery - Boston Public Library Murals
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Charcoal on paper
63 x 47.2 cm (24 13/16 x 18 9/16 in.)
Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Violet Ormond in memory of their brother John Singer Sargent

Jpg: MFA
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Studies for Joyful Mysteries

There are countless sources for inspiration, but Sargent may have drawn upon his sketchbook when he copied Luca della Robbia

Luca della Robbia 
Italian sculptor, Florentine school 
(1399/1400 - 1482)

Meeting of Mary and Elisabeth
c. 1450
John Singer Sargent

Meeting of Mary and Elisabeth after Luca della Robbia 
possibly 1897


The Boston Public Library 



The Sargent Collection, gift to MFA October 4,1928


Created 1/18/2006