Sold Sotheby's; 12/1/1994; Lot 10; $76,750
Subject: Other El
I recently acquired a pen and ink drawing of El Jaleo that the seller was under the impression of being by Sargent. The piece is signed. I am no Sargent scholar so I took the piece to a variety of individuals (Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as a few fine art experts) and no one could say for sure whether it was by him. Would you be interested in seeing the item?
Thank you for sending the
If you take a look at the image of Sketch After "El Jaleo" (above)
there isn't too much doubt in my mind that what you have is a
Singer Sargent drawing (or one done by someone who deliberately copied
a John Singer Sargent drawing). The question is -- is it a fake or is
real? That I couldn't answer you.