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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Heinrich Splieth (1877-1929): Horse and Male Nude Rider

Portrait of Professor Heinrich Splieth, Berlin Academy of Art


This beautiful equestrian bronze with male nude rider (below) is currently listed on eBay Austria. It is by the German Sculptor Heinrich Splieth (1877-1929). Splieth grew up under an artistic father who was an accomplished wood carver. He studied under Prof. Wilhelm Haverkamp at the Berlin Academy of Art. Splieth specialized in portrait heads, animal figures, equestrian figures, fountains and other monumental works. He later taught at the Berlin Academy of Art until his death in 1929).



Here is a small sampling of his wonderful works:


Bareback 1919

Cheval de concours ... 1910

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