Singer Sargent's Ethel Barrymore (Frontpage)
(Refer This Site)
and in this case also by Barrymore
Jpg: Hayes McNeill
original or may be a print of a Sargent “Mug” which is then
by Ethel Barrymore which she may have given out to close
friends. Another drawing -- original I assume -- has turned up
at Adelson Galleries -- see below. There is obviously a difference
between the two.
It appears that Sargent did more than one drawing -- this one above
being the main one. However my feeling is that Ethel wouldn't have
signed an original -- I mean she might have been vain but that's
pretty extreme, and I'm finding other instances where the sitter had
prints made of Sargent's "Mug" drawing which they then gave out to
close intimates. That may be what this is.
In her autobiography, Ethel used a print of Sargent's "Mug" on the dust
jacket which was discovered recently by the JSS Gallery's own Francesca
Miller -- (see thumbnail right).
I would think whether it is a print or a charcoal on paper original
could be pretty easily determined
fortunate that we have a photograph of him drawing her:
thanks to Hayes McNeill, for sending the image and Genway Gao who re-sized
and stretched the image to its true proportion, both friends
of the JSS Gallery.
- See the year in
Pencil on paper
(featured on dust jacket of
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