In the Simplon Pass
John Singer Sargent
In the Simplon Pass is a later addition to Brooklyn’s collection. Portions of this watercolor, particularly the face and parasol shaft, are unfinished. Though Sargent at times left faces blank, an infrared image of the underdrawing reveals facial features (see image below), as well as details in the parasol.
Translucent watercolor and touches of opaque watercolor and wax resist with graphite underdrawing
sheet: 14 7/16 x 21 3/16 in. (36.7 x 53.8 cm)
frame: 27 7/8 x 35 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (70.8 x 90.8 x 3.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of The Roebling Society
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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). In the Simplon Pass, 1909. Translucent watercolor and touches of opaque watercolor and wax resist with graphite underdrawing, sheet: 14 7/16 x 21 3/16 in. (36.7 x 53.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 68.186
overall, 68.186_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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