Cast from the Statue of the Dying Gladiator, (sculpture)
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 65
Montfaucon and Maffei supposed that it is the Statue by Ctesilaus, the contemporary of Phidias which Pliny describes as "A wounded man dying, who perfectly expressed how much life was remaining in him."--Murray. One of the most accurate of critics, John Bell, describes the anatomy of the dying Gladiator as perfect in every respect. "It is," he says, "A most tragical and touching representation, and no one can meditate upon it without the most melancholy feelings. . . . It was found at Porto d'Anzia by Cardinal Albani about 1770, and was for some time in the gallery at the Villa Ludovisi, from which it was purchased by Clement XII."--Murray. [P. 7; excerpted from a detailed description of the work, which includes a poem by Childe Harold.]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.