John Singer Sargent's Sketch After "El Jaleo" 
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Sketch After "El Jaleo"   
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
c. 1879-82  
Private collection 
 9 x 14  in. 

El Jaleo


Sold Sotheby's; 12/1/1994; Lot 10; $76,750 


Subject: Other El Jaleo studies 
From: Ferzoco 
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 

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? 


From: Natasha 

Thank you for sending the drawings. 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 John 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 it real? That I couldn't answer you. 

By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2002 all rights reversed
CCreated 2/26/2001
Updated 5/7/2002