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, October 14, 2013

Eduard Veith ( 1856 - 1925): Pencil Study of a Nude Boy - Circa 1880


This Eduard Veith pencil drawing popped up on eBay Austria this morning and I bought it for my collection. It was most probably a preliminary study for a mural. Eduard Veith (1856 - 1925) was a renowned Austrian artist who was active during the later part of the 19th and early 20th century. After having completed his studies as pupil of Laufberger at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, Veith continued studying in Paris. His specialties were large plafond (ceiling painting) and wall paintings, as well as frescoes with mythological and historical subject matters. His masterworks can be found in various famous buildings in Vienna and Prague. Veith was also a reputable and popular painter of female portraits.

Addendum: The dealer in Vienna pissed me off royally by sticking me with his PayPal fees as an additional charge then had the gall to send additional photographs of drawings by Veith in his inventory for a fixed price and again wanted me to pay his cost of doing business fees. I told him to stick it where the sun doesn't shine and that I would not be buying from him again unless it was really an exceptional work. Here are the additional drawings in his inventory:


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