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Oil painting - Woman at a Fountain
  • Woman at a Fountain
    Etty, William RA, born 1787 - died 1849
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Woman at a Fountain

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840-ca. 1845 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Etty, William RA, born 1787 - died 1849 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on millboard

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting of a nude female sitting by a fountain.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, painted)


ca. 1840-ca. 1845 (painted)


Etty, William RA, born 1787 - died 1849 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on millboard


Height: 61.5 cm estimate, Width: 46.3 cm estimate, Height: 88 cm frame dimensions, Width: 72 cm frame dimensions, Depth: 9 cm frame dimensions, :

Object history note

Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce, 1869

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Woman at a Fountain', William Etty, ca. 1840-ca. 1845

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Parkinson, R., Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 86

Labels and date

William Etty devoted his career to painting the nude figure. He was the only major British painter of his generation to do so, and despite accusations of indecency from a hostile press he achieved both critical and popular success. Etty used rich, warm colours, and here the red and yellow fabrics emphasise the lustrous flesh tones. []


Oil paint; Millboard


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Figure; Female nude; Nudes




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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