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

Monday, November 22, 2010

French School - Anonymous Student - Atelier Appian- Male Nude

This beautiful 19th century drawing came into my collection from a Southey's auction years ago. Although unsigned by the artist, it does bear the stamp of the Atelier l'Appian in the lower right hand quadrant. Adolphe Appian (1818-1898) studied at the Ecole de Dessin et Beaux-Arts in Lyon, Framce where he was taught by Jean-Michel Grobon (1770-1853). In 1851 he debuted at the Salon of Lyon with three paintings. He studied in Paris later and befriended Camile Corot and Charles Francis Daubigny, who both influenced his work. In 1868 he received a gold medal at the Paris Salon.

Caption: Standing Male Nude
Artist: Unknown, Student Atelier Appian (Studio stamp lower right)
Medium: Conte on Paper
Dated: circa 1870
Here is an example of Adolphe Appian's work:

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