John Singer Sargent's  Study for Conflict Between Victory and Death
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 Study for Conflict Between Victory and Death
Private collection
Bronze,mid to light green weathered patina
 31.5 x 15 x 21cm. (12 x 6 x 8¼ in.)
initialled: J S S
 Jpg: Sothebys

Victory and Death

The sculture was a personification of his murual at Harvard. 

From: Sothebys

The present work is a cast of a model for a monumental sculpture that was never completed. Two other casts are known: . . .

[Editor's note -- apparently this has just been discovered as only two known cast were mentioned before]

 . . .one is in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. Provenance: Mr. Harold Weinstein (sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, 25 October 1979, lot 109, illustrated), while the other was exhibited in Elkhart, Indiana, Midwest Museum of American Art, 1980-2001, and recently sold by Sotheby's New York, 5 March 2003, lot 60 for $42,000.

Related Literature

Donelson F. Hoopes, The Private World of John Singer Sargent, Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1964, no.165, illustrated

Bronze Study Victory Death 


Offering for sale, Sotheby's London, New Bond Street; 12 Dec 03; Lot: 239; Sale number L03233; estimated 15,00020,000 GBP 


By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 12/2/2003
Updated 08/06/2004