Artist's lay figure: 18th century

Artist's lay figure: 18th century

Louis François Roubiliac

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Artist's lay figure. Made and used by Louis François Roubiliac for drawing and sculpting classes. The figure is articulated and can adopt a variety of poses. It has a skeleton of bronze overlaid with cork, horsehair, wool and an outer covering of silk stockinette. With a carved and painted wooden head that may be used as both male or female, the model has two sets of accompanying sets of clothes - one male and one female.
1750 AD - 1762 AD
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