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Discobolus, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Noneydes (copy after)
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 6
This beautiful and athletic youth is standing in the attitude of action, testing in his left hand the weight of a quoit, but holding the right ready to receive the disk in a moment and to hurl it with a powerful throw. The right foot is advanced, while the body is still firmly resting on the left, and the head also exhibits the expression of intense self-collectedness which must precede such a moment. It is the suspense of the attitude, the life-like action in seeming repose, the manner in which the slender, youthful, and agile figure balances itself on the left leg . . . Lubke, History of Sculpture, vi, p. 68. [P. 7; ellipses appear in the catalogue.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Topic:
Occupation--Sport--Track & Field
Figure male--Nude
Control number:
AECI 02040006
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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