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, March 26, 2012

Simon Thomassin (1654-1733): 18th Century Copper Plate Engravings

A seller on eBay France has recently posted a series of antique copper plate engravings by the famous 18th century French engraver Simon Thomassin (1654-1733) of the garden statues at the Palace of Versailles. Thomassin was at one time the engraver to the King and a member of the Academie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture.

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