British School (19th c.) – Seated Male Nude


1 in stock

A fine black and red chalk drawing on paper copied from an original drawing by William Mulready (1786-1863), with ESK blind stamp (bottom right).

Sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (43 x 29.8 cm.)
Image: 15 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (39.4 x 27 cm.)
Mount: 20 7/8 x 15 5/8 in. (53 x 39.9 cm.)


The blind stamp indicates that this is a student work exhibited at the South Kensington Museum as part of an examination. Amongst the tasks set for the students in the Art Schools was an exercise in faithfully copying the work of a well-known artist. The original drawing by Mulready was executed in 1848 and is in the collection of the V&A:


Unidentified / Unknown Artist