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

Friday, January 21, 2011

J. Bellange (?): Nu Academique Jeune Homme - Nude Male Youth - 1905

I managed to buy this nice Academic Male Nude executed in pastels, signed and dated J. Bellange 1905, from a seller in France this afternoon. I have one other pastel from around 1900 by an anonymous student at the Art Students League in NYC which I will post later. It is not as nice color wise when compared to this one. I will re-photograph this fine catch when it arrives later and post additional photographs. I could not find any information on the artist. There is a famous family of French artists with the same last name dating back to the late 18th century but I doubt any of them produced this nice work. The 1905 date seems to be beyond their life spans.

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