Thursday, January 9, 2014

Strong Hands


Do you know these hands?  Any guesses?

11 comments:

Stuart said...

Well, it's not a burgher from Calais. (I had to check though.)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

No idea but it's a great detail!

biebkriebels said...

A Rodin?

Birdman said...

Wild guess here----- A young Ali... Cassius Clay?

RedPat said...

Eli Whitney?

William Kendall said...

No idea, though Stuart's guess strikes a chord with me given what I know of that series of Rodin statues!

Bob Crowe said...

I was going to say one of the burghers of Calais but someone already checked and found that's wrong. Then I Googled "bronze sculpture Birmingham Alabama" and came up with nothing. You have to help us.

Hey, my southern education continues. It happens that I'll spend a weekend in Memphis in April.

Virginia said...
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Virginia said...

Actually these are the hands of Jean d'Aire, one of Rodin's best known sculptures. It's a nude study for the famous Burghers of Calais, found in the Sculpture Garden of the BMA.

Stuart said...

I guess I stand corrected !

Thérèse said...

Superb!