John Singer Sargent's St. Teresa of Avila
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St. Teresa of Avila
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Fogg Art Museum
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
37 cm x 25.2 cm, actual
inscription: l.r., graphite: S. Teresa--Avila
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1937.8.67
Jpg: Harvard University Art Museums
Although the Fogg doesn't date the work, the very unusual nature of the painting with the heavy halo effect may  put in line with some of the drawings he did for Alma Strettell's book Spanish and Italian Folk Songs 

Spanish Madonna


John Singer Sargent, His Own Work (New York, NY, 1980), in checklist, unpaginated

Alison Weber, "The Fortunes of Ecstasy: Teresa of çvila and the Discalced Carmelite Reform", Harvard Divinity Bulletin, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 11-15, repr. on cover, repr. p. 11, repr. pp. 12, 15 (details)


Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/05/1999

Sargent, John Singer (Creator). Created c. 1890-c. 1891, To his sisters, Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond, at his death 1925. 

Sargent, Emily, and Mrs. Francis Ormond (Owner). From their brother, the artist, at his death 1925, Gift of Mrs. Ormond to the Fogg Art Museum 1937. 


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