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Portrait of an Artist

Photo credit: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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The portrait shows an artist who has paused while drawing. His porte-crayon is on the table to the right on top of two sheets of grey paper, on one of which is an image of the little anatomical figure which he is using to study the musculature of the body. The écorché is a reduced cast of the figure which Dr William Hunter made c.1750 for the St Martin's Lane Academy, and which was taken to the premises of the Royal Academy when it was founded in 1768.

Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow


Date

c.1775

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm

Accession number

GLAHA:55693

Acquisition method

purchased, 2014

Work type

Painting


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Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

82 Hillhead Street, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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