Like most artists in the nineteenth century, the young Adolfo Müller increased in skill from the moment he joined Deschwanden’s busy studio in Stans in 1879. After the copying of engravings and practicing both drawing and painting he would eventually have been required to achieve competency in drawing from life. Drawing from the naked figure was perhaps more acceptable in Italy than in Munich, and presumably these drawings were made under Antonio Ciseri at the Florentine Academy. This section of the website includes just these academic drawings surviving of male and female nudes created – with one exception – during his time in Italy 1883-1884, all today at the Stiftung Muller-Ury, Hospental, Switzerland.
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