Athlete Wrestling with a Python

Bronze | 52 x 28 x 36cm | 1877 (this cast c.1903-1911)

Frederic Leighton

Athlete Wrestling with a Python marked Leighton’s first foray into sculpture. He created the work in the studio of his friend Thomas Brock and exhibited the original life-size bronze at the Royal Academy 1877. Critics wondered at Leighton’s mastery o...
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