Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara
|Bringing Down Marble from the Quarries to Carrara|
|Artist||John Singer Sargent|
|Medium||oil paint, canvas|
|Dimensions||71.4 cm (28.1 in) × 91.8 cm (36.1 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Identifiers||The Met object ID: 12052|
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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