4 thoughts on “Sunday Painting: The Wrestlers by Thomas Eakins

  1. Alexandra January 2, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    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. Kathleen January 6, 2011 / 2:12 pm

    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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  3. Thomas at My Porch January 7, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    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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