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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jean Didier-Tourne (1882-1967): Christ Healing a Sick Child

One of my favorite Parisian sellers on eBay France listed this interesting under-drawing on canvas this week. The religious subject matter was intended as a depiction of Christ healing the sick, but obviously the painting never made it beyond the preliminary drawing stage (been there, seen that). I love working drawings and I think a working drawing like this says so much about the artist and his native artistic abilities. Unfortunately, I have not been able to turn up much biographical information on the artist, but the drawing itself is well worth a second admiring look.

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