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Etty, William (1787-1849), an English painter, born at York, where also he died. For seven years he was apprenticed to a printer at Hull, but in 1807 he came to London, entered the Royal Academy as a student, and studied under Sir Thomas Lawrence. His early efforts were refused at the exhibitions, his colouring being considered' good, but his designs feeble, and it was not till after a visit to Italy that he achieved some success with his Pandora and his Coral Finders in 1820, which was followed up the next year by his Cleopatra Arriving in Cilicia. His Pandora Crowned by the Seasons caused him to be elected A.R.A. in 1824. From this time his progress was constant, and he became renowned as a colourist, and for his representation of the nude. Of his many works, Ulysses and the Syrens, Youth at the Prow and Pleasure at the Helm, and Woman Pleading for the Vanquished, are well known.