The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Edward Veith (1856-1925): Nude Studies, circa 1900

The moment I hit my favorite haunts on eBay Austria this morning I ran across two beautiful watercolors by Eduard Veith (1856-1925). They are priced a bit beyond my means right now but I would really love to add "The Pearl", below, to my collection. Eduard Veith was a student of the Vienna Art Academy and studied under Professor F. Laufenberg. He received additional training in Paris. He made several study trips to Italy, Belgium, and Tunisia. During his lifetime, Veith won many awards and prizes, including the Reichel Prize, the Archduke Karl Ludwig Medal and the Kaiser Prize. He held exhibitions in Antwerp, Berlin, and Vienna. He took gold and bronze medals in Paris also. From 1890 he was a member of the Vienna Kunstlerhauses. Really beautiful works by a very talented artist of the late 19th century.

Eduard Veith (1856-1925) Die Perle in Der Muschel, circa 1900

Eduard Veith (1856-1925) Akte in Landschaft, circa 1900

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

19th Century French Atelier of Hyppolite Flandrin 1860: Nu Academie Jeune Garcon (in the manner of Jules Elie Delaunay - 1828-1891)

I have made an offer on a beautiful drawing of an ephebe listed as "in the manner" of Jules Elie Delaunay (1828-1891). The majority of his drawings are stamped so this attribution may be a stretch of the imagination. Still, it is a very nicely executed drawing. Fingers crossed the offer is accepted.
The seller accepted but I have had second thoughts and several other really nice prospects have presented themselves. I will keep an eye on this and perhaps revisit it at a later date.

Caption: Nu Academie Jeune Garcon, Ecole de Flandrin

Artist: (In The Manner of) Jules Elie Delaunay (1828-1891)

Medium: Graphite, heightened with white chalk

Dated circa 1860


Here are a few additional examples of the works of Jules Elie Delaunay: