William Etty (1787-1849) c.1830. Many of Etty’s nudes were Life Guards recruited from barracks.
William Etty was an English artist best known for his history paintings containing nude figures. He was the first significant British painter of nudes and still lifes. Born in York, he left school at the age of 12 to become an apprentice printer in Hull. He completed his apprenticeship seven years later and moved to London, where in 1807 he joined t…
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