Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.9.2
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Reclining Male Nude, Draped
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, album page
Date
c. 1890 - 1915
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/310579
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Charcoal on off-white laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 61.7 x 47.2 cm (24 5/16 x 18 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: MICHALLET
Provenance
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
Accession Year
1937
Object Number
1937.9.2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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. 13

John Esten, John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes, Universe Press (New York, NY, 1999), reproduced in b/w p. 40

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 2, 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), p. 36, fig. 9

Colm Tóibín, "The Secret Life of John Singer Sargent", The Royal Ballet: After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour, Royal Opera House (London, 2015-2016), pp. 29-33, pp. 31, 33, repr. p. 33

John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Nationalmuseum (Stockholm, 2018), repr. p. 156

Nathaniel Silver, Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2020), p. 115 note 32

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

John Singer Sargent, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 10/13/2018 - 01/13/2019

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