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Italian Model

Artist:
John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London)
Date:
After 1900
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper
Dimensions:
14 7/8 x 22 1/8 in. (37.8 x 56.2 cm) Mat: 22 × 28 in. (55.9 × 71.1 cm) Framed (standard exhibition frame): 24 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (62.2 x 77.5 x 2.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950
Accession Number:
50.130.72
Not on view
In this bold composition, Sargent explores the expressive possibilities of the human form in the calculated pose of his model and creates a sense of intimacy and immediacy with his confident, bravura technique. This direct record of a male nude can be associated with the numerous studies Sargent made in connection with his mural projects for the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Inscription: [at upper left]: 140; [embossed at upper right corner]: [GUA?]RANTEED / PURE PAPER / R.W.S. / [?] PALL MALL // 20: [on verso at center right]: 18 /1; 921 [encircled]
the artist, until d. 1925; his sisters, Mrs. Francis Ormond (Violet Sargent) and Miss Emily Sargent, until 1936 (Emily Sargent's death); Mrs. Francis Ormond, until 1950rmond), London, until 1950
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