Jul 16, 2010
Jul 16, 2010

Female Nude, Seated, Three Quarter View from Front

Female Nude, Seated, Three Quarter View from Front


William Mulready

(British, 1786–1863)

Black and red crayon

Sheet: 49.2 x 34.1 cm (19 3/8 x 13 7/16 in.)

L. E. Holden Fund 1978.53


Did you know?

In 1863, William Mulready testified before the Royal Commission Enquiry into the Royal Academy in support of the life class as central to academic education.


For William Mulready, drawing was a lifelong preoccupation. This sheet was drawn from a model in the Royal Academy’s life school when the artist was 73. He was one of the academy’s most devoted teachers, positioning the model for his students and then drawing alongside them. Closely observed and meticulously crafted, the work attests to Mulready’s consummate skill as a draftsman.

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DR - British
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L. E. Holden Fund

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