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, September 10, 2012

Francois Alfred Delobbe (1835-1920): Standing Nude Ephebe (Standing Nude Boy)

This morning I trudged down to the Post Office and picked up the Francois Alfred Delobbe (1835-1920) drawing which arrived from France on Saturday. I scanned the drawing in two pieces and stitched them together. You can see a lot more detail of the artist's drawing skills from a scan rather than a photograph with a camera. The unique thing about this small drawing is that the artist has listed the model's name and address at the top of the page. For the history books his name is: Louis Mardelle. The artist's studio stamp appears in the lower left hand corner (Atelier Alfred Delobbe). I love the heroic pose, so unlike the static department store mannaquin poses you see so often.

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