John Hoppner (English, 1758–1810). Richard Humphreys, the Boxer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, 1953 (53.113) #Olympics #London2012 | Boxing, well known in antiquity, was revived in England in the eighteenth century and afforded entertainment for all classes of society.
A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT