An Object in Focus #2 Athlete Wrestling with a Python, 1877
An Object in Focus video series explore collection highlights at Leighton House and it is presented by our team of curators and art history experts.
Frederic Leighton, Athlete Wrestling with a Python, 1877
With Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator at Leighton House.
This image of an athlete wrestling a python, from 1877, might not look especially radical to our eyes, but it was thanks to this work that Frederic Leighton was recognised as the pioneer of a movement called ‘New Sculpture’.