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Wrestlers II

© the artist. Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Sinnott is well known for his complex figurative compositions. He often deals with the human figure in a context. Although the same fluid brushstrokes can be seen in the background and in the figures, the two wrestling men can be distinguished by a lighter touch and a slight variation in the use of paint. The underpainting, in places, appears through the upper layers, accentuating the sense of speed in the painting process.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology





oil on cardboard on plywood


H 18.8 x W 18.5 cm

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Presented anonymously through the Art Fund, 2002

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