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, December 3, 2012

Various 18th and Early 19th Century Italian Schools: Male Nudes

Cambi Casa d'Aste, Genoa, Italy has listed a nice series of academic male nudes from various 18th and early 19th century Italian Schools in their current catalog. Most are unsigned. As for myself, I would be hesitant to bid on items in Italian auction houses for the simple reason that Italian Customs makes the entire exercise a crap load of work and I would prefer to keep the hair I still have left on my head. I had an overnight shipment from Italy held up for weeks, all with the necessary export forms and approvals, by Italian customs for reasons known only to God. You can't blame them for watching their cultural heritage like hawks because so much of it has been stolen, however, beware, Italian bureaucrats move like garden slugs, require everything in triplicate, and stamped with every stamp known to mankind. It's almost that bad believe me, but just be patient and the Italian system will eventually move like a clogged drain.

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