(1787 - 1849)
William Etty was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. William Etty is known for large scale figure paintings, voluptuous nudes.
Biography William Etty
The following is from The Guardian newspaper, United Kingdom, Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Martin Wainwright.
Naked, beautiful and free - William Etty comes in from the cold......
Mocked by JMW Turner as a smutty dauber of 'bumboats', William Etty is being reinstated as a moral chronicler of the divine by a major revival
A painter who scandalised 19th century Britain with vast canvases of explicit nudes is set to enjoy a revival after more than 50 years of neglect.
Almost 100 canvasses by William Etty, who crammed so many pink and curvaceous naked subjects into one allegory that his rival John Constable called it "a bumboat", go on show in his native York this weekend.
The biggest exhibition
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