Study of the Laocoon

Study of the Laocoon

Study of the Laocoon
Filippo Agricola (1776-1857)
Italy
First half of 19th century
Red chalk on wove paper
Width 29.5 cm x height 38 cm
Museum no. D.2269-1885

The Laocoon was found at the baths of Titus in Rome in 1506 and was much admired by Michelangelo and his school who studied nearby. It was still popular with artists 250 years later. Agricola made this study while at the Academia di S.Luca. There are five other studies after the antique by him in the V&A’s collection.