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, December 14, 2013

Melina Eudoxie Daviau (1862-1941): Male Nude Studies

The same seller in Paris has also listed the academic male nude studies by the well listed French artist Melina Eudoxie Daviau *1862-1941). Daviau was a French designer, landscape, and portrait artist. He exhibited at the Salon des Artists Francais, Paris, in 1906. He was a pupil of Luc-Olivier Merson (1804-1889) who taught at the Academie des Beaux-arts and was most famous for his postage stamp and currency designs. Merson also has stained glass windows he designed here in the United states. If you search his name in the search block above you will find the three drawings I have in my collection.

Unknown Artist - French School - Late 19th Century: Standing Male Youth

One of my favorite collectors in Paris has listed this beautiful Academic Male Nude study. It is a stunning example of 19th century academic training.