Wm. Roscoe Thayer
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Charcoal on paper
 Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery 

William Roscoe Thayer (1859–1923) was an American author and editor. He graduated from Harvard in 1881 and became editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine in 1892. In 1914, he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters and he received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Brown and other universities. His verse includes:

    * The Confessiones of Hermes (1884)
    * Hesper, an American Drama (1888)
    * Poems, New and Old (1894)

His prose writing includes, amongst other works:

    * The Dawn of Italian Independence (1893)
    * History and Customs of Harvard University (1898)
    * Throne-Makers (1899)
    * A Short History of Venice (1905)
    * Life and Times of Cavour (two volumes, 1911)
    * Life and Letters of John Hay (1915)
    * Germany vs. Civilization (1916)

Special thanks to Matt Davies, of Kansas City, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for sending me the image of Sargent's drawing.

  • See the year in review 1920

From: Matt Davies
Matt Da  vies@JSSGallery.org
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005

Some time ago I purchased a book entitled, "Later Years of the Saturday Club: 1870-1920," by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1927. This drawing was in it.

Created 2/8/2005