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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anton Romako (1832-1889) Female Nudes - Pen and Ink Drawing

Portrait of Anton Romako...
There are times when it just doesn't pay to get up in the morning. I found this little gem on a German Auction site today, and being the story of my life, I have spent all my play money for this month, not to mention the bronze I have committed resources to. Oh well. At least we can enjoy what could have been. Anton Romako (1832-1889) was a renowned Austrian painter who studied at the Academy in Vienna where Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller (1793-1865) snidely observed that "he had no talent at all." So much for Waldmuller's artistic judgement. Obviously Waldmuller needed glasses. Romako continued his studies in Munich with Wilhelm Kaulbach (1804-1874), who obviously thought more of Romako's potential. From 1857 onwards Romako worked as a painter in Rome. He lived in Rome for nearly twenty years and his work became very popular with the resident foreign colony in Rome. He returned to Vienna in 1876, with somewhat less success. His works are now regarded as precursors of Expressionism.

Caption: Female Nudes (Double Sided Drawing)
Artist: Anton Romako (1832-1889)
Medium: Pen & Ink on paper with color washes
Dated: circa 1880
Here are just a few of the works of Anton Romako:

Madchenbilnis ...1888

Bauernmadchen aus der Campagna ... 1873

Dr. Karl Freiherr von Rokitansky

Italian Peasants ..

Italienishes Fischerkind ...1870

Kaiserine Elisabeth .. 1883

Matilde Stern .. 1886

Old Man With A Beard...
Hungarian Farm ...

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