Drawing from Life at the Royal Academy, Somerset House

Hand-colored etching and aquatint | 27.1 x 34cm | January 1, 1808

Designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson

Drawing from the human figure had been central to artistic training from the Italian Renaissance and, after London's Royal Academy was founded in 1768, regular life sessions were held for academicians and students. Both male and female models posed n...
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