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Study of A Nude Male
1899 ? 
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut 
Pencil on paper  
24.7 x 19.6 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.) 
Bequeathed by George A. Gray 
Jpg: Friend of the JSS Gallery
When Sargent was doing this study, he may have had it in his mind -- the general idea for a Christ figure for the Crucifixion, and here he was mulling over ideas on how to tackle the image. Notice the slight rightward tilt of the head (left to us) which he would use in the finale version of his Crucifixion (relief). 

Crucifixion (relief) 
c 1899


The date is an estimate by Natasha based on the dating of the Crucifixion relief. The museum has left the date as unknown. 

A special thanks to an anonymous friend of the JSS Gallery who sent a postcard of this painting snail-mail

By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 1/29/2002
Updated 3/11/2003