Sculptor at Work on a Colossal Statue

Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, white gouache, on gray paper. | 41.7 x 26.7cm | Mid-18th-18th century

Carl August Ehrensvärd

This image of an artist carving a work that dwarfs him while a trumpeter plays is one of numerous autobiographical drawings the Swedish sculptor Ehrensvärd made throughout his career that reveal both the convivial and the melancholy sides of his pers...
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