Friday, October 07, 2005

Game Playing

Knucklebones, c. 1830 -1896 by Frederic, Lord Leighton, Private Collection.

Playing an ancient Greek game called Astragoli, the model looks like she is sleeping rather than playing a game. Leighton's models were often seen lounging in diaphanous gowns.


Jerry said...

Did his models usually look like they were about to keel over?

Martha said...

Pretty much, maybe someone off stage is droaning on and on about Hobbits.

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