William Mulready - Study of a male nude

William Mulready - Study of a male nude

Study from the life model was marginal to the National Course of Art Instruction. Nonetheless, the V&A, which administrated the curriculum, bought many drawings by Mulready as student examples. Mulready drew from the life throughout his long career. He made this naturalistic study at the 'Kensington Life Academy', an informal group of professional artists who met three evenings a week.