John Singer Sargent's Male Nude Leaning Back on a Ladder
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Male Nude Leaning Back on a Ladder
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
c. 1890 - 1915
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Charcoal on faded blue laid paper
62.3 cm. x 47.8 cm., actual
watermark: : MICHALLET / FRANCE
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1937.9.27
 Jpg: Harvard Art Museums

Possibly Sargent had been considering this pose for an unused version of The Judgment


Sketch for the Judgement



Trevor Fairbrother, John Singer Sargent: the Sensualist (Seattle WA/New Haven CT, 2000), repr. as Folio 27, following p. 180 

Trevor Fairbrother, "A Private Album: John Singer Sargent's Studies of Nude Male Models", Arts Magazine, vol. LVI, no. 4, December 1981, p. 76, fig. 11 


 Sargent, John Singer (Creator). Created 1890 - 1915, To his sisters, Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond, at his death 1925. 

Sargent, Emily, and Mrs. Francis Ormond (Owner). From their brother, the artist, at his death 1925, Gift of Mrs. Ormond to the Fogg Art Museum 1937. 


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