The medium and the poses are consciously after Michelangelo, who Richmond admired greatly.
Boswood's Thigh and the Right Arm of Michelangelo's David by George Richmond, 1828
© Ashmolean Museum
- Pencil, pen, ink & red chalk Dimensions: 27.2 x 18.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,000 ( Total: £16,000)
- Acquired in:
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.