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Self Portrait 1886 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, UK 
Oil on canvas 
34.5 x 29.7 cm 
signed and dated:  John S. Sargent 1886 
 Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery 

From the Aberdeen Art Gallery
One of a series of ninety-one uniformly sized portraits and self-portraits of artists, collected by the Aberdeen granite merchant and patron of art, Alexander Macdonald (1831-1884). Alexander Macdonald died in 1884, but his wife, Hope Gordon Macdonald, continued to collect portraits of artists after his death. Macdonald had not owned any work by Sargent but they were both friendly with Joseph Farquharson and it may have been through contact with him, or with Sir James Murray that she determined to acquire a likeness of Sargent. Sargent was thirty when he painted this self portrait. Incorrectly dated by Charteris to 1907.
(Aberdeen Art Gallery)



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