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Robert de Cévrieux

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Sargent’s commission to paint seven-year-old Robert de Cévrieux came soon after the artist’s strong showing at the 1879 Salon, the important state-sponsored exhibition in Paris. There, he had shown to great acclaim a portrait of his teacher, the artist Carolus-Duran (1879, Sterling and...

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Inscription

Lower left: John S. Sargent. 1879

Provenance

1879, the sitter, Robert de Cevrieux, Paris; November 28, 1921, sold by Robert De Cevrieux to M. Knoedler and Co., New York; 1922, with John Levy Gallery, New York; 1922, consigned to Frank Bayley, Boston; 1922, sold to the MFA for $9,500. (Accession Date: March 2, 1922)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

1879

Dimensions

84.45 x 47.94 cm (33 1/4 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.372

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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