Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thomas Eakins - The Wrestlers (a study)

There is something about the sport of wrestling that will always earn itself a place in the pantheon of sporting homoerotica. Particularly if its of the male nude variety. Expect more of this in future posts.

Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916) - Lottatori 1
Photograph study for The Wrestlers ca. 1895

Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916) - Lottatori 2
The Wrestlers (intermediate sketch)

Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916) - Lottatori 3
The Wrestlers (final picture) by Thomas Eakins
Source: Thomas Eakins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons



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