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

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Unknown Artist: Classical Study - Standing Male Nude - Late 19th Century

Auktionshaus Rheine, Rheine, DE has recently listed this very nice classical study of a standing male nude in their current auction catalog. The painting is unsigned and dates from the late 19th century from some unknown European School. From the looks of that mottled surface apparently someone thought a nice coat of varnish would enhance the painting. A good conservationist could correct that problem and brighten up that surface by removing that yellowed stain. Still a nicely executed study by some striving late 19th century student.