The Knockdown

  • Mahonri Young, The Knockdown, 1931, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mahonri Sharp Young, 1976.122.1

Execution Date
"To me the problem has always been to animate the inert and lifeless material, whether bronze, stone, or wood, and to make it function like one of nature’s own creations." The artist, quoted in Toone, Mahonri Young: His Life and Art, 1997
Title
The Knockdown
Artist
Date
1931
On View
Dimensions
25 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 17 in. (64.7 x 78.0 x 43.2 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mahonri Sharp Young

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Portrait male – Dempsey, Jack
  • Portrait male – Firpo, Luis Angel
  • Occupation – sport – boxing
Object Number
1976.122.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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