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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bronze Christ Figure - Circa 1910

Along with the below listed drawing I managed to purchase a large bronze figure of Christ on the Cross (minus the cross) for a reasonable amount. I had been looking for a nice example either in bone, ivory, or bronze and when I spotted this one on eBay Belgium for a reasonable price I snapped it up. It should be in my collection in a week or two.

Monogrammist "GS" - Male Nude - Late 19th Century

I managed to pick up this nice study of a male nude a few nights ago for about thirty dollars from a seller in Europe. Unfortunately it is only monogrammed with the initials "GS" so it is anybody's guess as to who the artist is. The artist did a nice job on that foreshortened right arm. Still a nice late 19th century pencil drawing for not a lot of money.