Female Nude, Seated, Three Quarter View from Front

Female Nude, Seated, Three Quarter View from Front

1859

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

Location

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.

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
DR - British
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing
Credit line: 
L. E. Holden Fund

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