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Identification and Creation

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

Charcoal on blue laid paper
actual: 61 x 47 cm (24 x 18 1/2 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
Accession Year
Object Number
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, pp. 70-79
  • Patricia Hills, "A Portfolio of Drawings", exh. cat., ed. Patricia Hills, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1986), p. 250, fig. 214
  • Miriam Stewart and Kerry Schauber, "Catalogue of Sketchbooks and Albums by John Singer Sargent at the Fogg Art Museum", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 16-38, repr. p. 35
  • 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 6, following p. 180
  • Nancy Hall-Duncan and William H. Gerdts, The Great American Nude, exh. cat., Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT, 2002), pp. 16, 20, fig. 18 (color), p. 67 (checklist)
  • 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, 78, fig. 2
  • Nathaniel Silver, Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 2020), pp. 125-126, fig. 68

Exhibition History

  • John Singer Sargent, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 10/07/1986 - 01/04/1987
  • John Singer Sargent, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 12/14/2000 - 03/18/2001
  • The Great American Nude, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, 06/15/2002 - 09/08/2002

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