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An Académie

The French word 'académie' is used in this context to denote a study from the life with particular reference to those which were part of the curriculum of art academies. The props of shield, spear and helmet would have been commonly used in such studies. Another example of an 'Académie' is in the Collection.

Key facts
Artist French
Full title An Académie
Date made early 19th century
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 80.6 x 64.8 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number NG4061
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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