Bronze, 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm.) diameter,
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France



John Singer Sargent, 1880

The American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence, Italy, the son of Dr. Fitz William Sargent and Mary Newbold Singer Sargent. He studied in Paris, where he met Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens executed a marble relief of Sargent’s sister, Violet, in exchange for a portrait of his wife and son by the painter, now in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

A translation of the inscription below the monogram is "rough portrait."