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, December 13, 2010

Alfred Hofmann (1879-1958) Sitting Female Nude (Terra cotta) 1923

I just managed to take at auction this beautiful terra cotta female nude sculpture on eBay Austria. I was very excited about adding it to my collection since I have so few examples of good female nudes in the collection. It appears to be in excellent condition and will make a great addition to the collection. Years ago I ran across this sculpture in an Antiques shop in Amsterdam but passed it up because it was too bulky to carry back on the plane. I always kept it in the back of my mind and swore if I ever ran across another example I would buy it.
Alfred Hofmann (1879-1958) was a well know Austrian sculptor who did a lot of medals and numismatic designs.

Caption: Sitting Female Nude
Artist: Alfred Hofmann (1879-1958)
Medium: Terra cotta sculpture
Dated: Signed and dated 1923

Here is an example of Hofmann's works:

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