Portrait of Ernest Schelling, John Singer Sargent
Charcoal on paper, roughly 24 x 18 inches (62 x 47 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, NY (use zoom or download links above and below image on their page).
Many people are aware of Sargent’s stunning society portraits and his brilliant personal watercolors, but less well known are the hundreds of charcoal portrait drawings.
Sargent’s charcoal portraits are marvels of economy an draftsmanship.
The Morgan Library in New York is having a show devoted to them in October of this year. In the meanwhile, here is one from their collection.