Drawing of a Student Sketching a Cast of the Knife Sharpener, or Crouching Man
Charcoal on paper
Estate stamp: “Thos. P. Anschutz”. Ex-collection Kennedy Galleries, Inc., gallery label included. Exhibition label verso: “Corcoran Gallery of Art / Exhibition ‘The Human Form: Contemporary American Figure Drawing and the Academic Tradition’ July 29 – September 14, 1980.”In fine condition, with pinholes in the corners.
Almost certainly in the cast room of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
The statue of the knife sharpener was once in the garden of Lucullus. The Medici found it in Rome and removed it to Florence. The statue depicts the executioner who is getting ready to flay Marsyas.