Illustrated Autograph Note Signed in the style of a rebus with studio photograph attached, January 16, 1905. JOHN SINGER SARGENT.
Illustrated Autograph Note Signed in the style of a rebus with studio photograph attached, January 16, 1905.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT

(1856-1925) American painter, leading portrait painter of his era. During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings.

Illustrated Autograph Note Signed in the style of a rebus with studio photograph attached, January 16, 1905.

The renown portraitist renders a pen and ink self portrait line drawing to create a rebus. He writes, "Look here upon this picture and on this...[line drawing of a face]. Signed, "John S. Sargent." It's likely that Sargent was presented with the 1903 photograph by J. E Purdy, Boston, already attached to the page and asked for his autograph or perhaps asked to draw something. The page measures 7.1 x 10 inches and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 17 ½ x 14 7/8. www.schulsonautographs.com.

Item #4669

Price: $1,200.00

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