Cottage at Fairford, Gloucestershire
John Singer Sargent -- American painter
Private collection
Watercolor on paper  
9 x 12 in
Inscribed lower right: " to ? Stickney on account/John S. Sargent/Fairford Jan. 1892" 
Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery
From: Adelson Galleries
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002  
Margaret Stickney, wife of the American artist William Sargeant Kendall and herself a weekend painter, was working on a watercolor outdoors in Fairford, Gloucestershire in 1892. According to the family lore, John Singer Sargent attempted to instruct Ms. Stickney. He took the watercolor from her and began a sketch of his own on the reverse which he signed, dated, and inscribed to her. Ms. Stickney's original unfinished sketch remains on the verso. 
(Adelson Galleries, Inc)
Special thanks to Wendy & Gordon Hawksley, of Sheffield, England, friends of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a note regarding this image.  
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Created 8/11/2002