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The Wrestlers

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After studying with Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and furthering his training abroad in Germany at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, George Luks traveled throughout Europe, returning to the United States in 1894. He first worked as a newspaper illustrator...

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Inscription

Lower right: George Luks/1905; Reverse, before relining: THE WRESTLERS/1905/George Luks

Provenance

1905, the artist; 1921, by descent to Mrs. George Luks (Mrs. Werner Frankenberg), New York. By 1945, Kraushaar Galleries, New York; 1945, sold by Kraushaar Galleries to the MFA for $3,500. (Accession Date: January 11, 1945)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

1905

Dimensions

122.87 x 168.59 cm (48 3/8 x 66 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.9

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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