Boswood's Thigh and the Right Arm of Michelangelo's David by George Richmond

The medium and the poses are consciously after Michelangelo, who Richmond admired greatly.


Pencil, pen, ink & red chalk
27.2 x 18.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £16,000)
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The style may have been taken from drawings by Michelangelo that the artist had seen in the collection of the President of the Royal Academy. Richmond used J. Boswood as a model for the legs and often used him as a model for his work.


By descent in the family of the artist.

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