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

Maximilien Luce (1858 -1941) Academic Male Nude Portrait

Here is the third Academic Portrait currently listed on eBay France. Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) is a well listed French painter and print maker. His works hang in a number of famous French museums. The canvas has some crackle in the hair. I believe this is caused by improper application of the ground to the canvas during the canvas preparation or perhaps faulty varnish. Over time it separates and causes what you see on the canvas. Still, this is a very nice quality academic work by a well listed French master.

Here are just a few examples of his works:

The Thames at Vauxhall Bridge ... 1892

Morning Interior ....1890
Le quai Saint-Michel et Notre-Dame 1901 (Above - courtsey Musee d'Orsay, Paris)

Le Chantier ... 1911
Henri Edmond Cross ... 1898

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