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.


  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.


  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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