Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara

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Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara
John Singer Sargent - Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara (1911).jpg
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent Edit this on Wikidata
Year1911
Mediumoil paint, canvas
Dimensions71.4 cm (28.1 in) × 91.8 cm (36.1 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.17.97.1 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 12052

Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara is a 1911 painting by John Singer Sargent which is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

The painting depicts the major effort and gruelling labor involved in the manual quarrying of marble at the Carrara quarries in Tuscany, North Italy, the scale of which is suggested by the difference in size of the men working at the opposite ends of the ropes stretching diagonally across the composition.

The painting is not on view.

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  1. ^ "Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara | John Singer Sargent | 17.97.1 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". Metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2016-11-11.