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In the Luxembourg Gardens

John Singer Sargent, American (active London, Florence, and Paris), 1856 - 1925

Object Details
Purchased from the artist in Paris by John H. Sherwood (dealer), New York, 1879; Sherwood sale, George A. Leavitt & Co., Chickering Hall, New York, December 17–18, 1879, no. 61 (as The Luxembourg Gardens), probably bought in [1]. With Williams and Everett Gallery, Boston, 1882. Joseph M. Lichtenauer, New York, 1884–87; on consignment from him to M. Knoedler & Co., New York, February 1887; sold to John G. Johnson (1841–1917), Philadelphia, May 27, 1887 [2]; bequest to the City of Philadelphia, 1917.1. A copy of the catalogue owned by Knoedler & Co., New York, lists a sale price but no buyer.2. The above provenance is from the curatorial file for this painting (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Department of European Painting and Sculpture) and Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent: Complete Paintings, vol. 4 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), pp. 187, 402, no. 721. The painting is titled The Luxembourg Garden, Twilight in the Knoedler Gallery sales book 6, May 27, 1887, p. 121, M. Knoedler & Co. Records, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

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