Project Description

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
Pavement of San Marco, Venice, before 1901
Watercolor on paper
10 x 14 inches
Signed and inscribed lower right: To Mrs. Bronson/ John S. Sargent

Gift of the artist
To Mrs. Katherine DeKay Bronson
To her daughter, Edith (Countess Rucellai)
To her daughter, Nannina Rucellai, married Marchese Piero Fossi
To her son, Giulio Fossi (Marquess Fossi)
To his son, Giorgio Fossi
Betty Krulik Fine Art, Limited (as agent for the seller)

A note on Sargent’s calling card says:
My dear Mrs. Bronson,
I am so forlorn at having missed you. Made five times ’round the whole salon and met lots of people who had seen you. I was half an hour late so it is my fault. Tante scuse. Shall call again.