Nude Male Figure with Rearing Horse

WAG 10820


This drawing relates to the antique 'Alexander and Bucephalus' groups in the Piazza del Quirinale, Rome, depicting a horse and horse tamer. In the 18th century the groups were thought to represent the figures of Castor and Pollux. It is not known whether it was drawn from memory or on the spot. "A companion piece to the present drawing was in the private collection of the late Anthony Clark" according to the catalogue of the 1989 - 1990 Winter Exhibition of the Shepherd Gallery Associates, from whom this drawing was bought.