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Boxers

Artist:
Théodore Gericault (French, Rouen 1791–1824 Paris)
Date:
1818
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 13 15/16 × 16 1/2 in. (35.4 × 41.9 cm) Sheet: 15 3/16 x 17 11/16 in. (38.5 x 45 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.63.28
Not on view
Gericault began to practice lithography—a medium associated with French Romanticism—in 1817, quickly mastering the technique. This image represents the popular English sport of boxing: two muscular combatants, in strikingly similar poses, confront one another. The black-and-white medium is used here to accentuate racial difference through stylized symmetries. In a dynamic and dramatic image, Gericault presents rivalry as a conflict between two male "opposites," with a highly charged space between them.
Vendor: Maurice Le Garrec (French, died 1937)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 6, 1996–July 28, 1996.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection".

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