Reclining Female Nude in a Landscape with Two Dogs

about 1830-1835

Object

Artist

William Etty

Country

Object Info

Object: painting
Currently on view
Object ID: 2018.13

Medium/Technique

Oil paint on millboard mounted on canvas

Credit

Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust

More Info

Dimensions

image height: 27 in, 68.5800 cm; image width: 30 1/2 in, 77.4700 cm; frame height: 37.625 in, 95.5675 cm; frame width: 40.75 in, 103.5050 cm; frame depth: 4.5 in, 11.4300 cm

Department

European and American Art Before 1900

Collection

European and American Art Before 1900-European Art

Known Provenance

Camille Groult, Paris, before 1900; inherited by Pierre Bordeaux-Groult, Paris, by 1958; by descent until 2004; purchased from (Didier Aaron, Inc., Paris) by the Berger Collection Educational Trust, Denver, 2010; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2018. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum and we will post information as it becomes available. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.

Caption

William Etty 
English, 1787–1849
Reclining Female Nude in a Landscape with Two Dogs, about 1830–35
Oil paint on millboard mounted on canvas
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2018.13

Extended Info

William Etty was one of the only British artists to specialize in painting the nude before the twentieth century. A pupil of Sir Thomas Lawrence at the Royal Academy Schools in London, Etty also studied the works of the old masters on a sojourn in France and Italy, in particular Titian, Veronese, and Rubens. The Berger picture recalls Titian’s nudes, but Etty’s inspiration may have been The Toilet of Venus by Diego Velázquez, which Etty could have seen in a private collection in his native York. 

 

Exhibition History

  • “Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400-2000” — Denver Art Museum, 10/2/2014 – 9/9/2018