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Portrait of Dorothy Barnard: PD.34-1949

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Dorothy Barnard


Painter: Sargent, John Singer




History note: Mrs Frederick Barnard, her mother; the Misses Barnard

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1949) by Barnard, Dorothy


Production date: AD 1889

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 4.5 cm Height 91 cm Width 61 cm
Canvas Height 70.5 cm Width 39.4 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Protperty of / Miss Barnard, 6 Elm Park Rd / Chelsea S.W.3 / To be in the sage keeping ot the / Trustees of the Tate Gallery
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Portrait (unfinished) of / Dorothy Barnard. / by J.S. Sargent. / Bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: National Gallery / Tragalgar Square / British Painting since Whistler / 1940 (below this heading, in MS) Owner - The Misses Barnard / Address - 6 Elm Park Road. Chelsea / Title - Miss Dorothy Barnard / Artist - John Singer Sargent, R.A. / Register Number 504
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed, completed in MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: R.A., Winter Exhibition, 1926, of works by the late John S. Sargent, R.A. (following in MS) Title of Work - Miss Dorothy Barnard / Name and address of owner - The Misses Barnard / 6 Elm Park Rd, Chelsea, S.W. 3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed, completed in MS
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.34-1949
Primary reference Number: 3851
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 March 2024 Last processed: Tuesday 5 March 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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