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"
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.