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The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers

The Wrestlers

Date: late 17th–early 18th century

Artist: workshop of Massimiliano Soldani, Italian, 1656–1740

Medium: bronze
with base: 16 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (41.9 x 33.7 x 25.7 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object Number: 273:1955
Place made:Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Classification: SCULPTURE
Current Location: Not on view
Notes:This bronze depicts the ancient Olympic sport of wrestling which was a combination of boxing and wrestling. "The Wrestlers" is one of many copies of a famous marble sculpture, created by a Roman artist who copied an earlier Greek original. It was admired by 18th-century collectors and connoisseurs, who considered it a fine example of the ancient mastery of the muscular male nude, and commissioned Italian sculptors to produce copies for them.
Exhibition History
Title: Italian Maiolica and Italian Bronzes
Date: January 7, 1997 – May 18, 1997
Venue: SLAM

Title: Aufklarung und Klassizimus in Hessen-Kassel - 200 Jahre Museum Friedricianum
Date: May – September, 1979
Venue: Stadtische Kunstsammlungen, Kassel

Publication History
Title: Important Acquisitions of Sculpture
Periodical Title: City Art Museum Poster of Events
Edition: June
Year Published: 1956

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