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 30, 2012

Male and Female Nudes - Painted Plaster Bas-Relief - circa. 1800


This is something I can honestly say I have never seen before. Antiquariat Peter Kiefer, Buch und Kunstauktionen, Pforzheim, DE has recently listed this oddity in their current auction catalog. I do not recall ever seeing a male and female academic nude executed in low-relief in a painted plaster medium before. According to the auction house, this group of reliefs dates from around 1800. I am guessing they were used in art instruction. (?) Interesting, none the less.

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