- Museum number
Discobolus (BM Cat. Sculpture 250); front view
Black chalk on a sheet of paper, which is inlaid into a second sheet.
- Production date
Height: 345 millimetres
Width: 205 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The drawing retains the fold-lines indicative of having been sent in the post.
Jenkins to Townley, 31 March 1792: "...promised you the inclosed sketches at an earlier date, have but just got them altho' they give but a faint idea of the originals, they show the action of each..." TY 7/ 514
Townley to Lord Lansdowne, 3rd May : "My Lord, Inclosed are the sketches sent to me by Mr Jenkins of his two statues in question. The size of the Hercules [see 2010,5006.1805] is larger than nature, the head has not been broke off, it has both its hands and feet, and wants nothing of consequence but the middle part of one of the legs - The smaller statue with the Discus, which as your Lordship has decided is to fall to my lot, is not so entire, But the head tho broke off being its own, it will be fully satisfactory to me, as I wish for one good male figure in my little collection, and this, not exceeding the size of nature, will well suit the space I have for it....P.S: if your Lordship wishes to keep the drawing of the statue with the Discus, I will request, when your Lordship will please to spare it to have permission to take a copy of it.' TY 7/ 1080
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Joined objects
Associated Group: G14763 (8 objects)