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Mrs. Charles Thursby, ca. 1897-1898
John Singer Sargent

Oil on canvas, Image H: 78 1/4 in, Image W: 39 1/2 in, Frame H: 94 1/2 in, Frame W: 56 in
Purchase by exchange, 1985 - Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Duncan Pitney, Emilie Coles (from the J. Ackerman Coles Collection), Mrs. Lewis B. Ballantyne, Mrs. Owen Winston and the Bequest of Louis Bamberger  85.45
Not On View
Alternate Title: Portrait of Miss Alice Brisbane Thursby
Alternate Title Notes: title used at Christies sale, Dec. 9, 1983 (no. 189A)

Inscriptions:
recto: u.l. black paint "John S. Sargent"

Labels/Stamps:
back of frame: u.r. handwritten paper label, blue ink "C09229"; u.l. handwritten paper label, blue ink "C090[xxx-illegible]"; on file: printed and typed paper label "WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART / 945 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 / Artist John Singer Sargent / Title Mrs. Charles Thursby / Date Catalogue No. JSS.86.327.1 / Lender The Newark Museum, New Jersey / JOHN SINGER SARGENT: 10/7/86-1/4/87 / Exhibition"; printed and typed paper label: "[ensignia] ARTIST: John Singer Sargent / NUMBER: APG 5267/2 / TITLE: [underlined] Portrait of Mrs. Charles / Thursby / MEDIUM: Oil on canvas / SIZE: 78 5/8 x 39 5/8" / DATE: 1898"; printed and handwritten paper label: "PROPOSED CITY OF DUBLIN GALLERY. / Pictures Presented and Lent to form a Nucleus of Modern Art / Exhbited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, 1904-5 / SUBJECT: A Portrait / John S. Sargent, RA / LENT BY: [xxx-illegible] / AMOUNT OF INSURANCE: / HUGH P. LANE, Hon. Sec."; printed and handwritten paper label: "APG5267 / Sargent / APG5267"; printed and typed paper label: FINE ARTS CONSERVATION LABORATORIES, INC. / 305 East 47th Street, New York 17, New York / PLaza [sic] 3-2090 - William J. Dabbin, Director / This painting has been treated at our laboratory / in August 1962. It has received a final / surfacing of Co-Polymer iso / and N-Butyl Methacrylate. / A permanent record of its condition together with / materials and techniques used is preserved and is / available at any time. Kindly refer to our order / number 1846."

Provenance: Mrs. Charles Thursby, England and Argentina [after 1903 Williamstown, Massachusetts and Charleston, South Carolina]; to Mrs. William T. (Alice Brisbane) Tooker, Jr. (by 1955); Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York, 1983-1985 (through sale, Christies, New York, New York, Dec. 9, 1983, no. 189A, as "Portrait of Miss Alice Brisbane Thursby," property of Alice Brisbane Tooker)
Exhibition History:
"Off the Pedestal: New Women in the Art of Homer, Chase and Sargent", Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (March 18 - June 25, 2006); McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (July 26 - October 15, 2006); The Frick Art and Historical Center , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (November 4, 2006 - January 14, 2007)

"Portrait of a Lady: Sargent and Lady Agnew," National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (Aug. 8 - Oct. 19, 1997)

"John Singer Sargent," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (Oct. 7, 1986 - Jan. 4, 1987)

"Proposed City of Dublin Gallery, Pictures Presented and Lent to Form a Nucleus of Modern Art," Royal Hibernian Academy, (1904-5)

Keywords: Portrait, Figure, Female, Painting