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Under Milk Wood

This prize-winning Slade painting shows three strong women gossiping in a Portuguese kitchen, anticipating the dominant female characters in the artist's later work.

Female figure

Female Figure

Works like this prize-winner by Carrington resulted from the Slade’s pioneering policy allowing women to draw from life.

Marmor Homericum

Marmor Homericum

The inhabitants of Delos listen as Homer recites the Iliad in this work commissioned by George Grote, one of UCL’s founders.

A prospect of the city of Rome

A Prospect of the City of Rome

This vast panorama of Rome, composed of 6 plates, would have had pride of place in a 18th-century gentleman’s library.

Rustic scene: Villagers dancing

Rustic Scene

The Times claimed this large-scale work by the student artist and ‘Bright Young Thing’ heralded the revival of mural painting.