Tumbling Figure 1988


Tumbling Figure

Catalogue raisonné no. 523

Artist's CR 486

October - November, 1988

New York


33 x 38 x26 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

During the Renaissance the paintings of Raphael were the most reproduced and widely disseminated works available to other artists. They became the source of figure compositions utilised in ways markedly different from their original purpose. I have found a cherub by Carpeaux whose pose is identical to that of a male figure falling down some steps in a painting by Raphael; and in turn I have used this device for my Tumbling Figure.

Gerald Laing, Gerald Laing: Sculpture at Chisenbury Priory, exhibition catalogue, Chisenbury Priory, 2002, p.19