Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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, US Tags: arts-and-crafts, female-nude References: en.wikipedia.org 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 Famous works Max Schmitt in a Single Scull Thomas Eakins · 1871 The Gross Clinic Thomas Eakins · 1875 William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuykill River Thomas Eakins · 1877 The Swimming Hole Thomas Eakins · 1883 Thomas Eakins carrying a woman Thomas Eakins · 1885 The Agnew Clinic Thomas Eakins · 1889 View all 306 artworks Related Artworks Artists in the Open Air Efim Volkov Die Dorfpolitiker Wilhelm Leibl In the township board Ilya Repin Der Spargroschen Wilhelm Leibl Returning from the war Ilya Repin Paris Interior Mihaly Munkacsy Religious Procession Ilya Repin In the hut Ilya Repin Putting a Propagandist Under Arrest Ilya Repin On a Turf Bench Ilya Repin Granny's Orchard Vasily Polenov Under escort. On the muddy road Ilya Repin Religious procession in an oak forest. Appearance of the icon Ilya Repin Milton Mihaly Munkacsy Bridge in Abramtsevo Ilya Repin On the boundary path. V.A. Repina with children going on the boundary path Ilya Repin Caesarian fun Vasily Polenov Send off of recruit Ilya Repin Cavalcade in Abramtzevo Ilya Repin Ballet scene Ilya Repin 1 Load more Advertisement.