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: K5164

: Fine Art

: sculpture

: The Wrestler

: GAUDIER-BRZESKA, Henri

: a bronze figure of a standing wrestler; this sculpture belongs to a series of works, including sketches, prints and reliefs, which the artist made of wrestlers at bouts; in a letter of 3 December, 1912, the artist states, "Last night I went to see the wrestlers. God! I have seldom seen anything so lovely, two athletic types, large shoulders, taut, big necks like bulls, small in the build with firm thighs."; the original plaster cast for this work was made in the winter of 1912-13, and this bronze casting was one of three made about 1945

On Display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Gallery 3

: circa 1945

: 1912-1913

: Purchased with the assistance of the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery and the Wills Fund, 1984.