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

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Charles Cousin (1807-1887): Academic Male Nude - 1867

This beautiful academic study of male nude is currently running on eBay France. It is by the famous French artist Charles Cousin (1807-1887). It is signed and dates from 1867. I love the way Cousin has treated the light and the way it falls on the model from the upper right. Really a beautiful example of 19th century academic painting skills. I am certain the bidding will get well into the thousands of euros.

Addendum (2/28/2013): Well the hammer fell and the end bid on this painting was 2.049,00 Euros (US $2,681.93)...

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