hatherleysA portrait of Richard Heatherley, of Heatherley’s drawing academy from 1874 by Samual Butler, more commonly known as the author of “The Way of All Flesh”

The skeleton in the picture, surrounded by the the plaster casts and other studio paraphernalia was”always getting knocked about and no wonder, the students used to dress it up and dance with it— Mr Heatherley never went away on holiday; he employed the time at home repairing the skeleton’ ( H. Jones, Samuel Butler ” 1919)