Drawn on location at the National Gallery of Art. This sculpture by Praxiteles (c.300 B.C.), represents the transitional period between Greek 'Classical' period and the later 'Hellenistic' period.
Bust from Sperlonga group, chalk pencil, 20x24 (FOR SALE)
This cast drawing was done from a high quality, custom plaster . The original sculpture fragment, now in the British museum, was taken from a larger group, originally located by the coast of Naples, Italy. It depicted a mythological scene from Homer's Odyssey - 'The blinding of Polyphemus' (the Cyclops). This figure is described as 'The companion of Odysseus'. The monumental group was created in the 1st Century AD by the School of Rhodes.