PROPERTY OF THE COMMUNITY OF THE RESURRECTION, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925)
Sketch of a Spanish Crucifixion oil on canvas 36 x 25 3/4in
According to the Community's 1938 Inventory p.180, The work was 'Given (1936) by his sister Mrs. Ormond, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.' The story in the Community is that it was 'done during a cruise, that the church was in Portugal, near the route of the ship, and that Sargent dashed it off and gave it to two women on the boat.'
LITERATURE: Alma Strettell.Spanish and Italian Folk Songs, London, 1887, p.124 Royal Cortissoz,'John Singer Sargent',Scribner's Magazine,vol.34, no.5, November 1903, p.514-32; Royal Cortissoz,Art and Common Sense, New York, 1913, p.226 Charles Merril Mount, John Singer Sargent: A Biography, New York, 1955, p.446 (K875) 1957 ed. p.355, 1969 ed. p.466 Mary Crawford Volk, with an essay by Warren Adelson and Elizabeth Oustinoff,John Singer Sargen's 'El Jaleo', National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1992, p.165 (ex. cat.) Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent, The Complete Paintings,New Haven, 1998 volume 4, #759