Thomas Eakins Seated Cross Legged with His Palette
Medium: Plaster, metal, and wood
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 9 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (24.1 x 24.4 x 22.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Christine I. Oaklander in memory of Dr. William Innes Homer, a superb teacher and scholar of American art, 2012
About: Sculptor Samuel Murray was a student and close friend of the painter Thomas Eakins, who is portrayed in this sculpture. Murray and Eakins shared a studio and sometimes depicted the same models. Murray's depiction of Eakins, dressed casually and seated cross legged, echoes Eakins' informal painting of another friend and colleague, Franklin Schenck in this gallery.
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