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William STRUTT

Teignmouth, Devonshire, England 1825 – Wadhurst, England 1915

  • France 1838-48
  • Australia 1850-55
  • New Zealand 1855-56
  • Australia 1856-62

not titled [Reclining male nude]. between 1839 and 1843 Title Notes: Drawn from life
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in charcoal and black pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and inscribed lower left in pen and black ink, 'William Strutt del./ Paris / Poche, a favourite model at École des Beaux Arts, he afterwards became the concierge there'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed in another hand, lower left in black pencil, 'Horace Vernet approved of this figure', and in the same hand lower right in black pencil, 'Ecole des Beaux Arts. Paris.'
Dimensions: sheet 42.4 h x 58.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.1792
  • With the artist until his death in 1915.
  • By family descent to Mrs Margaret Strutt Davies, the artist's granddaughter.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Margaret Strutt Davies, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1980.