Iflex Wood, Majorca  
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid,
Room 30
Oil on canvas
57 x 71 cm  (22.5 x 23.9 in.)
Signed and dated / Estate stamp verso: JSS
Jpg: Askart.com / Spanierman Gallerymuseothyssen.org

From: Thyssen-Bornemisza

"Sargent visited Majorca in 1908 following his decision to give up painting society portraits. Carrascal, Majorca lacks the emphasis of his previous works. The foreground is taken up by a low wall and dense foliage, barely leaving room for the sky. The brushstroke is fluid and open.

"Sargent, however, distanced himself from a truly Impressionist approach; rather than focusing on nuances of colour and light, here he retains both local colour and the material quality of the forms, emphasising an elegant chiaroscuro which enables him to organise the various different planes."
(Thyssen-Bornemisza website)


Sold Sotheby's; 5/25/1989; Lot 113; $55,000 

Special thanks to Cristina, for telling me about four paintings held at the Thyssen-Bornemiseza museum which confirmed ownership; and Todd Milligan for  help on images -- both friends of the JSS Gallery.

Created 2/28/2001