The Sluggard

The Sluggard

Frederic Lord Leighton, P. R. A. (1830-1896)


Bronze, rich mid and dark brown patination

Height: 20 3/4 inches (52.5 cm.)

Signed "Fred Leighton," and inscribed "Founded by J. W. Singer & Sons, Frome Somerset Published by Arthur Leslie Collie 39B Old Bond Street, London, May 1st 1890."

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  • Royal Academy of Arts, , life-size plaster
  • Tate Gallery, life-size bronze, 1885
  • Ashmolean Museum, reduced-size bronze
  • Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, reduced-size bronze
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