The Sluggard by Lord Frederic Leighton

This early edition was cast by JW Singer and Sons of Frome, Somerset.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 52 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,500 ( Total: £14,750)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Bonhams

The sculpture was inspired by the life model, Giuseppe Valona, whose stretching after a long sitting gave Leighton the idea to model the pose in clay. A life-sized bronze was completed in 1885, now in the Tate collection. This sculpture is one of the works which established Leighton's reputation as the father of the New Sculpture in England.

Provenance

By descent from 1920s to vendor; Bonham's, 2004.

Venue details

The Museum of Somerset Taunton Castle, Castle Gree, TAUNTON Somerset TA1 4AA 01823 278805 www.museumofsomerset.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Open Bank Holiday Mon
Closed one week in Jan, see website for details

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