William Etty

1787 - 1849

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William Etty (10 March 1787 – 13 November 1849) was an English artist best known for his history paintings containing nude figures. He was the first significant British painter of nudes and still lifes. Born in York, he left school at the age of 12 to become an apprentice printer in Hull. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Etty has received more than 393,479 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). William Etty is the 47th most popular artist (up from 50th in 2019), the 1,719th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,997th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Artist.

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Among artists, William Etty ranks 47 out of 77Before him are James Montgomery Flagg, Hermann Nitsch, Bruno Munari, Marianne Brandt, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and Judy Chicago. After him are Vito Acconci, Robert Indiana, Gottfried Helnwein, Yoshitaka Amano, Damien Hirst, and Carlos Páez Vilaró.

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Among people born in 1787, William Etty ranks 19Before him are Otto von Kotzebue, Delphine LaLaurie, Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Christian Ludwig Brehm, James Weddell, and Ludwig Uhland. After him are Prince William of Hesse-Kassel, Pellegrino Rossi, Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi, Mathieu Orfila, Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, and Alexander Alyabyev. Among people deceased in 1849, William Etty ranks 32Before him are Stephan Endlicher, Delphine LaLaurie, René Lesson, Pierre François Verhulst, Quatremère de Quincy, and Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Conradin Kreutzer, Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Jacques-Laurent Agasse, Carlo Rossi, Jan Svatopluk Presl, and Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Etty ranks 1,719 out of 6,924Before him are James Boswell (1740), Eleanor of Woodstock (1318), Adrian Newey (1958), Donald Maclean (1913), Godwin, Earl of Wessex (1001), and Christopher Hitchens (1949). After him are Constantine II of Scotland (801), Paul Scofield (1922), John Stevens Henslow (1796), William Sealy Gosset (1876), John Bevis (1695), and Frederick Marryat (1792).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, William Etty ranks 4Before him are Banksy (1970), David Hockney (1937), and Edward Burne-Jones (1833). After him are Damien Hirst (1965), Eric Gill (1882), and John Butler Yeats (1839).