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Charles Stewart, Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, Carrying the Great Sword of State at the Coronation of King Edward VII, August, 1902, and Mr. W. C. Beaumont, His Page on That Occasion

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Sargent had declined the official commission to paint the coronation of Edward VII in 1902, deferring to his friend and compatriot Edwin Austin Abbey [2004.238] (Coronation of King Edward VII, about 1902–7, Royal Collection, United Kingdom), but he captured its pageantry in this formal...

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Signed

lower left: John S. Sargent 1904

Provenance

1904, the sitter, the Marquess of Londonderry; descended in the family until 1984. 1984, private collection. 2003, partial purchase and anonymous gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of an American Private Collector and Museum purchase with the generous assistance of a Friend of the Museum, and the Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, M. and M. Karolik Fund, Harry Wallace Anderson Fund, General Funds, Francis Welch Fund, Susan Cornelia Warren Fund, Ellen Kelleran Gardner Fund, Abbott Lawrence Fund, and funds by exchange from a Gift of John Richardson Hall, Bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow, Gift of Alexander Cochrane, The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund, Anonymous gift, and Bequest of Maxim Karolik

1904

Dimensions

Overall: 287 x 195.6 cm (113 x 77 in.)

Accession Number

2003.274

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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