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, June 26, 2011

Maxmillian "Max" Barduleck (1846-1923): Academic Drawing, Seated Male Nude 1864

Within the last ten days a seller on eBay Germany listed five beautiful drawings by German artist Max Barduleck (1846-1923). I obviously could not bid on more than one, expecting them to bring some nice prices, so I picked out what I thought was the most technically and aesthetically well executed amongst the listings and concentrated my bidding on that one. (listed directly below). I figured the drawing would pull in euros the equivalent of between four hundred and five hundred dollars, so I programmed my bid accordingly. Fortunately, I was spot on with my estimate and took the auction. This has to be the most beautifully executed academic drawing I have seen in a very long time. To my eye it is technically perfect and will hold its value, especially being signed and dated. By my math that would have made the artist just eighteen years old at the time this drawing was executed. Absolutely amazing!

Maxmillian "Max" Barduleck was a well known and well listed German artist, sculptor, and medalist who was active in Saxony from 1864 t0 1911. He is best known for his medalist and coin designs during the latter part of the 19th century. He was the son of German engraver Friedrich Wilhelm Barduleck, thus comes his talent. Max Barduleck studied under Professors Karl Wilhelm Schurig (1818-1874) and Professor Ludwig Richter (1803-1884) in Dresden.

Caption: Seated Male Nude

Artist: Maxilillian "Max" Barduleck (1846-1923)

Materials: Pencil Drawing on paper (35cm x 28cm)

Dated: Signed and Dated 1864


Here are the other four drawings by Barduleck listed by the eBay Germany seller:


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