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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Victor Petit (1817-1871): Nude Male Portrait - 1866

A seller on eBay France has recently listed an "attic find" oils on canvas of a sitting male nude portrait by the French artist Victor Petit (1817-1871). Petit was trained by his father and later studied under Simon Fort, a noted landscape and battle scene painter, in Paris and exhibited his works at the Paris Salon from 1837 to 1863. Petit was best known for his lithographs of mountain views and architectural drawings. The painting is signed and dated 1866.


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