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, July 18, 2012

Victor Favier (1824-?): Sitting Male Nude

(Insert sounds of me kicking myself in the rear-end here) This has to be a classic case of:   "If you snooze, you lose."   A seller on eBay France recently listed this nice academic nude by the French artist Victor Favier (1824-?). I bookmarked it and then forgot about it, not bothering to follow through with a sniping bid. Well guess what? It sold for a measly 45 euros. After doing some research I discovered that his other academic works have sold for four and five times that amount. Oh well, it isn't the first time I have missed a bargain and probably won't be the last.

Here is a sampling of his other academic works from past auctions:

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