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, February 18, 2013

Monnogrammist "K.F" : Nude Boy - Wood Carving - Ca. 1910-20

Now here is a small artwork in a medium you just do not see every day of the week: a standing figure of a nude boy carved in wood. Of course you see the old church figures of putti from the 17th and 18th centuries but I can't recall seeing a bronze-like figure like this in turned wood. The obviously accomplished artist-sculptor only graced us with his initials "K.F." so he or she is lost to history but his or her talent is preserved in this small carving. The description on the eBay site indicates a 1910-1920 time period for the execution of the work. It measures 31cms in height (slightly over 12 inches).

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