Two Men In Biblical Costume, Possibly For
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Two Men in Biblical Costume, possibly for "David Mourning Saul and Jonathan"
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Two Men in Antique Garments
Work Type
album page, drawing
c. 1895 - 1900
Physical Descriptions
Charcoal on blue laid paper
60.4 x 46 cm (23 3/4 x 18 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: MICHALLET
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, p. 79, see note 1

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 14, following p. 180

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1883-1899, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2010), p. 323, repr. p. 323, fig. 192

Exhibition History

Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/10/1999 - 09/26/1999

John Singer Sargent, Seattle Art Museum, 12/14/2000 - 03/18/2001

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