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Joseph Gott, 1786–1860, British, active in Italy

A Greek Boxer Waiting His Turn

Former Title(s):

Marble statue of a Greek boxer waiting his turn [1840, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

ca. 1838
Overall: 20 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (52.1 x 41.9 x 24.1 cm)

Signed by chisel on base below the boxer's buttock, proper left: "J. GOTT. F."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boxer | figure study | genre subject | Greek | man | Neoclassical | nude | portrait | sports
On view in the galleries
IIIF Manifest:

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 21, no. 62, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Christie's Auction Catalogue : 500 years, decorative arts, Europe : including Oriental carpets . Aoeil 18-19 2012, Christie, Manson & Woods, New York, April 18 - 19, 2012, , lot 363, Not Available at Yale

Robert Colls, This sporting life : sport and liberty in England, 1760-1960, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., 2020, p. 370, GV706.35 .C65 2020 (LC) YCBA

Terry Friedman, Joseph Grott, 1786-1860, Sculptor, catalogue by Terry Friedman and Timothy Stevens of an exhibition at Leeds, Stable Court Exhibition Galleries, Temple Newsam House, 23 August - 14 October and Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, 3 November - 3 December , Stable Court Exhibition Galleries, Leeds, 1972, p. 21, no. 8, 9, pl. 11, 12, NJ18 G647 F75 (YCBA)

Front Matter, Burlington Magazine, vol. 142, May 2000, p. ii, N1 B87 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 21, no. 62, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Ingrid Roscoe, A biographical dictionary of sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2009, p. 545, NB496 B56 2009 (YCBA) (Wall Shelf 3) Also available in online database (Herts [England] : The Henry Moore Foundation, 2010-) : see Orbis record for link to internet resource

Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibition Catalogue. 1840. 72nd, Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 72, London, 1840, p. 51, N5054 A53 vol.4 (YCBA)

Taste & beauty in three dimensions : Paul Mellon and British sculpture, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 2002, p. [3], no. 6, V 1426 (YCBA)

Angus Trumble, The Marble Bust, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2004, no. 19, V 1304 (YCBA)

Walker Art Gallery, Joseph Grott, 1786-1860: Sculptor, Liverpool, 1972, p. 21, Not Available at Yale

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