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, October 2, 2011

P. Leuschner (?) German Artist - Bronze Card Holder - Nude Boy on Lilypad - H. Behrnd Foundry, Dresden -ca. 1900

The Jungendstil utilitarian bronze card holder dating from circa 1900 arrived last week. I almost had to drive myself to the emergency room when I spotted the box sitting on a fence post down at the gate. The stupid postal carrier was too lazy to drive it down to the house and just left it out by the road, which I can't even see from the house. No wonder the US Postal Service is bankrupt. Anyway, it is a beautiful little Symbolist bronze and quite unique. I photographed it from several different angles and posted the photographs below. It appears to have been dropped at one time in its life, thus the breaks in the arms. I have found a bronze restoration specialist who specializes in small bronze repair and I will get an estimate on restoration.

Caption: Nude Boy Resting On A Lilypad Playing With A Slug

Artist: P. Leuschner (?) (Unknown German Artist)

Material: Cast Bronze

Dated: Undated, ca. 1900

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