Studies of the Muscles of a Male Figure from an Écorché Cast

Studies of the Muscles of a Male Figure from an Écorché Cast

Studies of the Muscles of a Male Figure from an Écorché Cast
William Edward Frost (1810-1877)
Britain
Second quarter of 19th century
Pencil and pencil and chalk on wove paper
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 écorche casts showing the musculature of the body such as these were standard props in workshops and art academies from the 17th century onwards. Both drawings were inscribed 'for a Student’s Ticket' and may have been prepared to help his admission to the Academy.