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Benjamin Robert Haydon, A crouching man, possibly a preparatory drawing for 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem'

A crouching man, possibly a preparatory drawing for 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem', ca .1814-20

Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786 - 1846)

RA Collection: Art

These drawings are preparatory studies for Haydon's painting, 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem' (1814 - 1820, St. Gregory's Seminary, Cinncinati, USA). The painting was first exhibited at the Egyptian Hall in March 1820, and was bought in 1823 for £350 by Edward Binns. The picture was well-received, though the head of Christ was criticised by William Hazlitt.

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Object details

Title
A crouching man, possibly a preparatory drawing for 'Christ's Entry into Jerusalem'
Artist/designer
Date
ca .1814-20
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Black chalk on cream wove paper
Dimensions

22.5 cm x 32 cm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/413
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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