John Singer Sargent's Henry James (charcoal)
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Henry James (charcoal)
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Royal Library at Windsor Castle 
24 1/2 x 16 in.
 Jpg: Local
Sargent presented this charcoal portrait to King George V in 1916, two weeks after James's death (James died in July). James had been given The Order of Merit by King Edward VII previously, and this drawing has since been kept with a collection of other honorees. 

Henry James

The Order was founded by King Edward VII on his coronation in 1902 to give special recognition to those who had rendered exceptional service to the Crown or towards the advancement of the Arts, Learning, Literature and Science. 

Special thanks to Kevin R. Brady, of Belmore, Australia, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me a note regarding this image.  

The drawing was shown at ORDER OF MERIT CENTENARY EXHBITION; The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle; 9 November 2002 - 23 March 2003


By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2002 all rights reversed
Created 10/17/2002