Portrait of the Hon Charles Alfred
John Singer Sargent
-- American painter
11 x 8 in.
The Hon. Charles Alfred Lister,
son of Lord Ribblesdale whom Sargent painted in 1902. The drawing was reproduced
as the frontispiece of the book which Ribblesdale later wrote as a memorial
after Charles was killed in World War I: "Charles Lister: Letters and
Recollections with a Memoir by his Father" (1917).
On the tissue guard covering the
frontispiece drawing, it reads:
Lister, Gisburne, August, 1899. When Mr. Sargent was paying a visit at
Gisburne, he was impressed by a fidelity to type conspicuous in this mid-seventeenth
century portrait and the Charles Lister of 1899. This accounts for the
background of his drawing."
home at Gisburn
(Father to Charles
Offered but not sold by Christies;
12/4/1996; Lot 78; estimated $15,000-$25,000
See the year in review 1899