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Identification and Creation

Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Seated Male Nude with Drapery; verso: Male Nude with Hand to Forehead
Work Type
album page, drawing
c. 1890 - 1915
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Physical Descriptions

Charcoal on off-white laid paper
actual: 62 x 43.5 cm (24 7/16 x 17 1/8 in.)


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

  • Charles Merrill Mount, John Singer Sargent: A Biography, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY, 1955), facing p. 145, repr.
  • 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. 264, fig. 237
  • Trevor J. Fairbrother, John Singer Sargent: The Sensualist, exh. cat., Seattle Art Museum/Yale University Press (Seattle, WA and New Haven, CT, 2000), recto repr. as Folio 19, following p. 180
  • Dorothy Moss, "John Singer Sargent, 'Madame X' and 'Baby Millbank'", The Burlington Magazine (May 2001), CXLIII, no. 1178, pp. 268-275, note, p. 275
  • Margaret C. Conrads, ed., The Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: American Paintings to 1945, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, 2007), p. 486, fig. 1

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

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