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, October 21, 2011

Rudolf Henn (1880-1955) Nackter Jungling mit Spiegel (Nude Ephebe with Mirror) Ca. 1900

I am happy to say that this beautiful utilitarian bronze of an ephebe holding a mirror will be coming into my collection next week. I took the lot in an auction in Germany yesterday.

Rudolf Henn (1880-1955) did numerous sculptures during the Art Deco period. He is well known for his fountains and small idealized bronzes. He was also a noted WPA sculptor who lived in New York and worked with Heinz Warneke, Theodore Barbarossa, Richmond Barthe, and Erwin Springweiller for four years on the Harlem River Houses Project in NYC. Many of his bronze artworks are of children and include fountain sculptures.

Caption: Nude Ephebe Holding a Mirror

Artist: Rudolf Henn (1880-1955)
Material: Cast Bronze

Dated: ca. 1900-1920

Here are a few examples of Hen's other works:


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