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, August 7, 2010

Academic Nudes of the Female Youth

Georges Sauveur Maury (1872- ?) (Three Girls by the Sea)

I thought I would go ahead and post these before I misplaced the folder they are in. I browsed through thousands of files looking specifically for Academic Nudes of The Female Youth. As I have found in my many years of collecting, they so seldom come up for sale and are so expensive when they do come up that one would be fortunate indeed to obtain a quality nude. I am not really sure why this subject matter (pre & post adolescent female youths) is so scarce, although it may simply be the mores of the 19th & early 20th centuries that prevented the artist from exploring Academic Nudes of this age group. As I was researching crayon manner prints I visited the Hunterian Museum (Glasgow, Scotland) website and found several beautiful, very sensitively drawn drawings by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896).


Erwin Hubert (1883- 1963) .... Madchenakt..1918

Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896)(Courtsey of the Hunterian Museum Collection, Glasgow)

Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896)(Courtsey of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow)

Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896)(Courtsey Hunterian Museum, Glasgow)

Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896) (Courtsey Hunterian Museum, Glasgow)

Oscar Heller (1870-1938) ...Morning Toilet

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