It’s a bit of a trek from Bristol to York but I’d still be quite interested in seeing the William Etty exhibition that’s on at York Art Gallery. It’s on until January 2012 so it may well be still be possible. His use of the nude was controversial during his life time (1787-1849) JMW Turner, one of his friends apparently described his painting *Youth on the Prow and Pleasure at the helm”, oh dear,  as a “bum boat”  though he saw himself as a moralist his figures were considered too earthy and voluptuous for contemporary tastes. Anyway, see what you think.  There’s a pretty good article on him from the Independent newspaper here if you want to find out more.