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Ramon Subercaseaux

Artist
John Singer Sargent, American (born Italy), 1856–1925
Depicted
Ramon Subercaseaux
Date
c.1880
Material
Oil on panel
Place made
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Venice, Italy, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
13 15/16 x 10 1/2 in. (35.4 x 26.6 cm)
framed: 19 x 15 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (48.3 x 39.1 x 4.8 cm)
Credit Line
Given to the Saint Louis Art Museum in loving memory of Frederick K. and Janet Wyer Sargent from their children, Leslie, Sandy, Bruce, Tim, and Kate
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
85:1996
NOTES
The refined intellect of the sitter is evident in this sensitive portrait. A Chilean diplomat, author, and painter, Ramón Subercaseaux was a member of the artistic set that was Sargent's preferred clientele. Early in Sargent's career, Subercaseaux commissioned a full-length portrait of his wife, which won Sargent one of his first medals at the Paris Salon in 1881. The inscription dedicates the work to Subercaseaux's wife.
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