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

Sunday, January 23, 2011

19th Century French School - Anonymous Artist - Female Nude Portrait

Here is a second academic portrait I found on eBay France yesterday, this time a female nude. The canvas has some condition problems that could easily be fully restored by a competent restoration specialist. The canvas would have to be relined and have the torn canvas rewoven, cleaned, and have the stretcher tightened. Being a painter myself, I am always envious of fine brush work. I particularly like the beautiful brushwork in this portrait and the color palette of the flesh tones and hair. A really nice academic portrait.

Caption: Nude Female Portrait
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Oils on Canvas
Dated: ca. 1870-1890

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