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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1993,0619.4

  • Description

    The Wrestlers; two men wrestling, seen from back and side Black chalk on light blue paper, squared for transfer

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1839-1907
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 298 millimetres
    • Width: 287 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Initialled in black chalk, and inscribed in pen and ink: "Lutteurs"
  • Curator's comments

    Label text (added 2003): Rodolphe Julian is best known for the Academy he founded in 1873 which provided training for the École des Beaux-Arts and for the Salon. Its enormous popularity forced him to abandon painting and concentrate on teaching and administration. His work had previously been shown at the Salon des Refusés in 1863 and at the Salon from 1865. The present study was formerly in the collection of Léon Cogniet, Julian's first teacher.

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  • Location

    French Roy XIXc

  • Exhibition history

    1996, BM, French Drawings from the BM, (no cat.)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1993

  • Acquisition notes

    This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era. This drawing passed by descent in the family of Léon Cogniet, until it was acquired by Frederick J. Cummings.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1993,0619.4

The Wrestlers; two men wrestling, seen from back and side Black chalk on light blue paper, squared for transfer

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The Wrestlers; two men wrestling, seen from back and side Black chalk on light blue paper, squared for transfer

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