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

Life Class in the Vienna Academy (detail)

1787
Oil on canvas
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

This painting presents the most prominent personalities of the college, including the painter himself sitting on a stool and drawing. To the right of Quadal, Friedrich Heinrich Füger is painting with verve, and behind his easel Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder is depicted. To the right of the model's platform the councilor Maulbertsch is dazzled by the light.