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, October 12, 2013

Unknown Artist - French School: Standing Nude Ephebe (Early to Mid-19th Century)

Here's another one I lost out on. The bidding got a little too rich for my depleted reserves at the end of the auction. It ended at 590,00 Euros ($800.00). I figured it would top out at or below the 500,00 Euro mark but was surprised when it went well above that mark. It is unsigned and dates from the early to mid-19th century.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Eduard Veith ( 1856 - 1925): Crucifixion Study - Male Nude - Circa 1880

This morning I found another nude study by Eduard Veith (1856-1925) and since it was affordable I bought it for my collection. It is obviously a crucifixion study although it was described as "MĂ„NNERAKT MIT ERHOBENEN ARMEN" (Male nude with raised arms). It dates circa 1880.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Eduard Veith ( 1856 - 1925): Mutter mit Kind - 1880-1890

I was browsing my usual haunts this morning and I ran across this beautiful study of a mother and child by Eduard Veith (1856-1925). It dates from the period 1880-1890. The superimposed scale lines indicate it was a working drawing perhaps to be scaled up for a painting or mural. If you want more information on the artist just search his name above. Although a simple study in pencil with white highlights, it shows the strength and talent of that artistic hand.