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.