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John Singer Sargent
American (1856 - 1925) Primary

Miss M. Carey Thomas

July 1899
Oil on canvas

58 in. x 38 in. (147.32 cm x 96.52 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: X.205
Other Number(s): X.204 (Incorrect Accession No.)
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Paintings; Oil Paintings
Culture/Nationality: American

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This object has the following keywords:
  • canvas - Closely woven textile made in various weights, usually of flax, hemp, jute, or cotton, used especially for sails, tarpaulins, awnings, upholstery, bags, and as a support for oil painting.
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • oil paint - A paint made by grinding pigments with a drying oil such as linseed oil. After 1940 alkyd binders were often added to oil paint to provide faster drying times.
  • portraits
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."
  • presidents - Appointed or elected heads of groups, states, or organizations. Included are elected officials serving as both chief of state and chief political executive in a republic having a presidential government. Also included are the heads of organizations such as banks, clubs, and corporations when used as the official job title for those positions.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • John Singer Sargent National Museum of Stockholm , Oct 4, 2018 – Jan 13, 2019
  • Worlds to Discover: 125 Years of Collections at Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Sep 24, 2010 – May 28, 2011
  • John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Praise of Women Fenimore Art Museum , May 29, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010
  • Picturing Women Bryn Mawr College , Jan 23, 2004 – May 30, 2004
  • "The Very Best Woman's College There Is": M. Carey Thomas and the Making of the Bryn Mawr Campus Bryn Mawr College , Sep 21, 2001 – Dec 20, 2001
  • Paris 1900: "The American School" at the Universal Exposition Montclair Art Museum , Jan 1, 1999 – Dec 31, 2001
    • The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J. 9/19/1999 - 1/16/2000
    • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. 2/12/2000 - 4/16/2000
    • Musee Carnavalet, Paris 2/2/2001 - 5/15/2001

  • Bicentennial Exhibition Penn Mutual Building , Mar 1, 1976 – Dec 25, 1976
  • Works of John Singer Sargent and Thomas Eakins Florida State University , Apr 20, 1970 – May 17, 1970
  • John Singer Sargent: A Memorial Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Jan 4, 1926 – Feb 14, 1926
  • Memorial Exhibition of the Works of the Late John Singer Sargent The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , Nov 3, 1925 – Dec 27, 1925
  • Esposizione internazionale d'arte , Apr 29, 1911 – Nov 19, 1911
  • First Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings The Corcoran Gallery of Art , Feb 6, 1907 – Mar 10, 1907
  • Fine Arts Exhibit, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle , Apr 14, 1900 – Nov 12, 1900
  • Sixty-Ninth Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts , Jan 5, 1900 – Feb 24, 1900

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Barbara Grubb and Eric Pumroy. John Singer Sargent, M. Carey Thomas, and the Sargent Portrait. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, 2001
  • Holly Pyne Connor, Off the Pedestal Newark Museum and Rutgers University. Newark, NJ, 2006
    Page Number: 46, 48, 49, Figure Number: 79
  • Richard Ormond, John Singer Sargent Harper & Row. New York and Evanston, IL, 1970
    Page Number: 52
  • Richard Ormond and E. Kilmurray. John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonne Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press. New Haven, CT, 1998
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA, 1900
    Figure Number: 32
  • Marianne Hansen and Emily Croll. Worlds to Discover. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
    Page Number: 37
  • Patricia Hills and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz. John Singer Sargent Fenimore Art Museum. Cooperstown, NY, 2010
    Page Number: 50-51, Figure Number: 31
  • Carrie Robbins and Steven Z. Levine. Mirrors & Masks. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, March, 2017
    Page Number: 38, Figure Number: Plate 9
  • Per Hedström, ed. John Singer Sargent NationalMuseum Stockholm. Stockholm, Sweden, 2018
    Page Number: 98-102
  • Copley Society, Copley Society Loan Collection of Pictures of Fair Women G. H. Ellis Co.. Boston, Massachusetts, 1902
    Page Number: 33
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Singer Sargent: A Memorial Exhibition The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, New York, 1926
    Page Number: 6, Figure Number: Plate 32
  • Diane P. Fischer, Paris 1900: the "American school" at the Universal Exposition Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1999
    Page Number: 23, 25, Figure Number: 29

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