QUADAL, Martin Ferdinand
(b. 1736, Niemtschitz, Moravia, d. 1808, St. Petersburg)

Life Class in the Vienna Academy

1787
Oil on canvas, 144 x 207 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

This painting by this largely forgotten painter captures the atmosphere and proceedings of the daily life class in the Vienna Academy and presents the most prominent personalities of the college, including the painter himself sitting on a stool and drawing.