Luke Fildes - Study of a plaster cast of a sculptural fragment

Luke Fildes - Study of a plaster cast of a sculptural fragment

The Department of Science and Art took charge of art and design education in the 1850s. Its comprehensive curriculum, the National Course of Art Instruction, dictated teaching practice in Britain until the end of the century. Plaster casts of sculptural fragments, natural forms and ornament replaced the life model as the focal point of teaching.