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

Monday, March 5, 2012

Anonymous European School: Nude Boy Seated On A Red Cloth, Circa 1900

This nicely executed academic study of a nude boy posed on a red cloth popped up on a European site today. It is unsigned and undated but appears to date from around 1900. It has some condition problems (torn canvas, scratches, and missing paint, all of which can be repaired by a competent conservation lab) but is in restorable condition. Still, it is a nicely executed early 20th century study of the male youth.