Statue of William Etty

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Exhibition Square, York, United Kingdom

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Statue of William Etty Nov 10, 2017
The life size statue of William Etty, depicts him cloaked and standing whilst holding a palette and brush. The statue sits atop a tall pedestal with moulded cornice enriched with egg-and-dart mouldings. The statue was made by the York sculptor G W Milburn and was unveiled 1 February 1911. The inscribed plaque reads “William Etty Born in York 1787 Elected Royal Academician 1828 Died 1849”.

William Etty RA (10 March 1787 – 13 November 1849) was an English artist best known for his history paintings containing nude figures. Etty was born in York and left school at the age of 12 to become an apprentice printer in Hull. After completing his apprenticeship he moved to London, where in 1807 he joined the Royal Academy Schools and trained by copying works by other artists. When he died his body was returned to York and his grave is in the yard of St Olave’s Church and can be viewed from within the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey.

Grade II listed (June 1983)

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September 2017
Statue of William Etty
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