Translation of lay figure in Spanish:

lay figure

maniquí, n.


  • 1

    maniquí masculine
    • Articulated wooden lay figures of the kinds sold by artists' suppliers were used for the bodies.
    • A number of examples survive from the eighteenth century, including the articulated lay figure used by the sculptor Louis-François Roubiliac, which is in the Museum of London collections.
    • The monastic painter of course could not do otherwise, unless he used a lay figure (an articulated model).
    • They are lay figures mounted in the museum where all may take them in at a glance.