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The Work Of John S. Sargent R.A. With An Introductory Note By Mrs. Meynell

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London: William Heinemann, New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons, MCMIII

Physical Description

[24] p., [62] pl. (incl. frontis.); 440 mm.

General Note

Each plate is accompanied by a guard-leaf on which is printed the title of the painting represented. In some copies the volume of text and plates is accompanied by two portfolios, each containing further reproductions of the plates in the book (apart from thre last two) - the first 'in photogravure on Japanese paper, limited to one hundred sets', the second 'in photogravure on India paper, limited to fifty sets'.


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - List Of Plates - Introductory Note (by A.M.) - [Divisional t.p., 'Plates'] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The maker of the plates is not named.

Summary Note

Most plates are reduced-size photographs of oil-paintings; some, of watercolors or drawings. The subjects are chiefly portraits of British celebrities. The List Of Plates gives titles only, and does nor mention the medium, date of composition, dimensions or location of any work.

A revised edition was published in 1927.

Binding Note

20th-century brown cloth, upper cover carrying small morocco roundel lettered 'S' within gilt wreath, upper cover lettered 'The Work Of John S. Sargent'; brown morocco spine-labeles lettered 'The Work Of John S. Sargent R.A.' and 'Heinemann'.

Name as Subject


Celebrities - Great Britain - United States of America - History - 19th century - 20th century
Paintings - Drawings - Portraits - Great Britain - 19th century - 20th century
Pictorial works - Photographs - Photogravures - Photomechanical prints - Great Britain - United States of America - 20th century