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An Artist in His Studio

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An Artist in His Studio was painted in August 1904 at Purtud, while Sargent was on a summer vacation in the Italian Alps. It depicts Sargent’s friend, the Italian artist Ambrogio Raffele, deep in contemplation, working on a bucolic landscape. Raffele is using his cramped and untidy hotel room...

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Inscription

Upper right: John S. Sargent

Provenance

1905, sold by the artist to the MFA for $1039.53. (Accession Date: May 4, 1905)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

about 1904

Dimensions

56.2 x 72.07 cm (22 1/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

05.56

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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