figurative-painters

Study of a Seated Man
John Singer Sargent (American; 1856–1925)
1895
Transfer lithograph on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Printed by Frederick Goulding (British; 1842–1909).

The Minotaur.  The surrounding inscription reads ὁ παῖς καλός (”The boy is handsome/beautiful”).  Tondo of an Attic black-figure kylix,  attributed to the Painter of London E4; ca. 515 BCE.  Now in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid.  Photo credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons.