Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuykill River Thomas Eakins Date: 1877 Style: Realism Genre: genre painting Media: oil, canvas Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA Tags: arts-and-crafts, female-nude Image dimension 750x575px, View all sizes William Rush and His Model is the name given to several paintings by Thomas Eakins, one set from 1876-77 and the other from 1908. These works depict the American wood sculptor William Rush in 1808, carving his statue Water Nymph and Bittern for a fountain at Philadelphia's first waterworks. Eakins's interest in William Rush originated from a desire to restore Rush's name to prominence in the history of American art. Eakins taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, of which Rush had been a founder. Eakins was a strong believer in teaching human anatomy, and insisted that his students study from nude models. Since it is unlikely that Rush had employed a nude model for his sculpture of a draped water nymph, the painting may be viewed as Eakins's demonstration of the importance of studying anatomy from nudes. Thomas Eakins: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured artworks (6) All Artworks by Date 1→10 (306) All Artworks by Date 10→1 (306) All Artworks by Name (306) STYLES Impressionism (8) Realism (298) GENRES animal painting (1) design (1) genre painting (53) illustration (2) landscape (12) marina (4) mythological painting (1) nude painting (nu) (9) photo (56) portrait (105) religious painting (1) sculpture (1) self-portrait (2) sketch and study (58) Thomas Eakins Featured artworks (6) All Artworks by Date 1→10 (306) All Artworks by Date 10→1 (306) All Artworks by Name (306) Impressionism (8) Realism (298) animal painting (1) design (1) genre painting (53) illustration (2) landscape (12) marina (4) mythological painting (1) nude painting (nu) (9) photo (56) portrait (105) religious painting (1) sculpture (1) self-portrait (2) sketch and study (58) Drawing of a Camel and Rider Thomas Eakins Peasants Crossing a Stream Thomas Eakins Drawing The Icosahedron Thomas Eakins Nude woman reclining on a couch Thomas Eakins Illustrated letter written to his family Thomas Eakins Illustrated letter written to his family Thomas Eakins Study of a Girl's Head Thomas Eakins Study of a Leg Thomas Eakins A Street Scene in Sevilla Thomas Eakins Carmelita Requena Thomas Eakins A Spanish Woman Thomas Eakins At the Piano Thomas Eakins Home scene Thomas Eakins Margaret in Skating Costume Thomas Eakins Max Schmitt in a Single Scull Thomas Eakins Drawing Thomas Eakins Drawing for The Pair Oared Shell Thomas Eakins Kathrin Thomas Eakins The Pair Oared Shell Thomas Eakins The Biglin Brothers Racing Thomas Eakins 1 2 3 4 5 Load more Advertisement.