Study of the Muscles of a Male Figure from an Écorché Cast
William Edward Frost (1810-1877)
Second quarter of 19th century
Pencil and chalk on wove paper
Sheet size, width 36.3 cm x height 52.5 cm
Museum no. E.425-1948
Frost studied at Henry Sass’s School and then at the Royal Academy, both in London. Skeletons and écorché casts showing the musculature of the body such as these were standard props in workshops and art academies from the 17th century. Both drawings were inscribed 'for a Student’s Ticket' and may have been prepared to help his admission to the Academy.