Eugenio Lucas

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Eugenio Lucas
Crowd with Fallen Figures
ca. 1850
Brush and brown wash on paper.
8 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches (225 x 159 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1909.
I, 111g
Leo S. Olschki, Florence; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1909 (as Francisco de Goya).

Formerly attributed to Anonymous, Spanish School, mid-19th cent.
Lucas frequently portrayed scenes of everyday life. This sheet depicts a group of figures who have fallen to the ground, perhaps the result of a brawl. Here the artist suppressed narrative in order to capture the drama of a moment through the calculated arrangement of abbreviated forms and interwoven bodies. --Exhibition Label, from "Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings"

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Anonymous, Spanish School, 19th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Olschki, Leo S. (Leo Samuel), 1861-1940, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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