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A Capriote

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Capri had been a favorite destination for painters since the early 1800s. Travelers were drawn both by the natural beauties of the island’s turquoise water and dramatic coastline and by the seemingly exotic nature of its history and inhabitants. It was also known for the exceptional beauty of...

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Lower right: John S. Sargent/Capri. 1878


1879, Daniel Cottier (1837-1891), New York; March 10-29, 1879, Sale of the Society of American Artists Second Exhibition to Ichabod T. Williams (1824-1899), New York; February 2, 1915, sold by the estate of Ichabod Williams to Knoedler Galleries, New York for $2950; sold by Knoedler Galleries to Elizabeth Milbank Anderson (1850-1921), New York; February 16, 1922, E.M. Anderson Collection Sale, The Plaza, New York, lot 6, to Scott and Fowles, New York for $2700; 1922, sold by Scott and Fowles to Helen Swift (Mrs. Francis) Neilson, New York; 1946, bequest of Helen Swift Neilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1946)

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Bequest of Helen Swift Neilson



76.83 x 63.18 cm (30 1/4 x 24 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas