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Identification and Creation

Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Reclining Male Nude
Work Type
drawing, album page
c. 1890 - 1915
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Physical Descriptions

Charcoal on blue laid paper
actual: 47 x 62 cm (18 1/2 x 24 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: MICHALLET


Recorded Ownership History
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; gift of Mrs. Ormond to the Fogg Art Museum, 1937.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Trevor J. Fairbrother, "A Private Album: John Singer Sargent's Studies of Nude Male Models", Arts Magazine (December 1981), vol. LVI, no. 4, p. 77, fig. 14
  • John Esten, John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes, Universe Press (New York, NY, 1999), reproduced in b/w p. 31
  • Trevor J. Fairbrother, John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist, exh. cat., Seattle Art Museum/Yale University Press (Seattle, WA and New Haven, CT, 2000), repr. as Folio 18, following p. 180
  • Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1900-1907, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2012), pp. 36, 46, fig. 12
  • Ana Muñoz Martin, "Bodies on the Threshold: The Significance of Fabrics in John Singer Sargent's Male Nudes, 1890-1915", Visual Culture in Britain (2018), 19:1, pp. 66-88, pp. 69, 77-79, fig. 3
  • Stephanie Herdrich, Sargent: Obras Maestras, Ediciones El Viso (Madrid, 2018), pp. 88, 116, repr. p. 116 as fig. 45

Exhibition History

  • Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/26/1999
  • John Singer Sargent, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 12/14/2000 - 03/18/2001

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