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 12, 2020

Dessin académique nu masculin - 19e siècle - Academic Standing Male Nude - 19th Century Academy

 I have had my collecting eye on a beautifully executed example of the 19th Century Art Academy which has been listed on eBay France for a few weeks by an antiques dealer. For an unsigned 19th Century drawing it is listed at what to my buying collectors eye is a very expensive, unrealistic price tag. I can see demanding a premium for a signed original work by a listed artist but price gouging is still price gouging as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps I will make the Gallery a lowball offer and see where it gets me... probably standing here without the drawing... I can see paying several hundred Euro’s for a well executed drawing but his asking six to eight hundred Euro’s each is out of my ballpark.

Here are the additional listed drawings by the same Antiques dealer... all at ridiculous asking prices:

Of  course a dealer elsewhere in France has near caliber drawings at more reasonable prices. 
Again: Idiots guide to collecting: Caveat emptor 

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