02 January 2011

Sunday Painting: The Wrestlers by Thomas Eakins

  
Although I have never been to Columbus, when I bought this postcard the painting was at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio. But now I see that it belongs to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Wrestlers, 1899
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4 comments:

  1. Huh... I just saw Eakins' sketch for this at the Philadelphia Museum of Art today. It's interesting — rather large, and mostly detailed, but with a strange mess of modeling behind the top boy's head.

    Lovely to see the painting itself, even if only digitally.

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  2. They have a lot of great Eakins at the Philly museum.

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  3. This is stunning. I'd love to see this one in person. I've been to museum in LA but don't remember seeing this one.

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  4. Kathleen: I went to LACMA once and got yelled at by a "guard" for pointing at a painting. I was many feet away from the canvas so I am not sure what she was worried about.

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