Life Study of a Man

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This study is typical of many artists who practised drawing and painting the human figure. At art schools during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, students traditionally copied engravings as the first stage in their art education. They then progressed to drawing the figure from plaster casts and sculptures. Only once they had spent several years doing this and were deemed proficient by their tutors were they allowed to study from life.

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery



Life Study of a Man




oil on canvas


H 24 x W 28 cm

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gift from Mr Ed Greenhalgh, 1919

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