John Singer Sargent's Wounded Spanish Dancer
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 Wounded Spanish Dancer 
Private collection 
Pencil drawing on paper
sight 9 3/4  7 1/4 in
Jpg: Neal Auction Company


Offered for sale Neal Auction Comany; 12/8/2001; Lot 345; estimated [$4000/6000] 

Accompanied by a letter from Odile Duff, Research Director of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonne Committee. 

Date is a rough estimate. 

From: Neal Auction Comany 

John Singer Sargent traveled to Spain in September of 1879. The trip was the culmination of five years of study in Paris and was likely influenced by French artistic interest in things Spanish (Bizet’s opera Carmen opened in 1875). Sargent recorded his impressions in several sketchbooks from Madrid, Granada, Seville and Tangier. A major canvas, El Jaleo (Gardner Museum, Boston), was completed on his return to Paris and established the young Sargent with critical success. 

Pencil drawings of male Spanish dancers in flamenco poses from Sargent’s time in Spain are part of the collections of the Fogg Museum at Harvard University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Fogg Museum and other galleries also contain numerous examples demonstrating Sargent’s career-long interest in drawing recumbent male nudes. “Wounded Spanish Dancer” is a work in which Sargent”s life-long interest in studies of recumbent male figure is fused with his early study of Spanish subjects. 
(Neal Auction Company) 

Spanish Dancer  

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