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The Wrestler

GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri (1891 - 1915)

The Wrestler

Date: 1912

Media: bronze

Size: 64.1 cm

Acquired: 1972; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2419

The Wrestler was originally modelled in plaster by Gaudier-Brzeska in 1912. This work is one of five casts (two in lead and three in bronze) from the original plaster. Before making the sculpture Gaudier-Brzeska sketched wrestlers in action. The way the figure’s body is modelled shows a progression from his earlier admiration for Rodin’s figure sculpture.

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