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Two Pupils in Greek Dress

Artist:
Thomas Eakins (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1844–1916 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1883
Medium:
Platinum print
Dimensions:
36.8 x 26.7 cm. (14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.87.17
Not on view
Thomas Eakins employed photography as a way to imbue his paintings with increased naturalism. He used his students at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as models and began to compile a photographic catalogue that would aid his studies of the human form. This image is a study of pose and gesture in which the stance of the models consciously echoes that of the figures in Eakins' sculpted relief Arcadia (1883) seen resting on a worktable.
Thomas Eakins; [...]; [Charles Bregler, Philadelphia]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Four Victorian Photographers," November 16, 1967–January 1, 1968.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs from the Museum's Collection," December 4, 1984–March 17, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. p. 441.



Variant in JPGM collection.
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