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Friday 8 April 2022

Unidentified artist’s proof etching, “Head Study after John Singer Sargent’s ‘Le Docteur Pozzi à la Maison’”, c1890

Unidentified artist from the circle of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

“Head Study after Sargent’s ‘Le Docteur Pozzi à la Maison’” (descriptive title only), c1890, a proof state impression with a remarque of two birds in flight, after a study of a section of John Singer Sargent’s (1856–1925) remarkable portrait, “Dr. Pozzi at Home”, 1881, in the collection of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California.

Etching and drypoint with aquatint printed in a warm black ink on heavy wove paper with small margins and a remarque of two birds at lower centre.

Size: (sheet) 34.8 x 24.2 cm; (plate) 29.5 x 21.3 cm; (image borderline) 19.7 x 16.4 cm.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with small margins. There are inky finger and other surface marks appropriate to a proof impression, otherwise the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this beautifully executed portrait study of great rarity—note that I have been unable to find another copy of this print in any museum repository, but I have showcased previously another print that is undoubtedly by the same hand showing the full figure of Doctor Possi (see—for AU$288 (currently US$214.81/EUR197.52/GBP164.76 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this artist’s proof portrait study after Sargent’s dazzling painting of a pioneer of modern gynaecological practices, “Dr. Pozzi at Home”, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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