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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

19th - Early 20th Century Bronzes on Current Auction Sites


Several of the current European Auction sites are offering a variety of nice bronze figure studies but unfortunately their ownership requires some deep pockets. I thought I would share them with you:



                                                      BAREAU Georges (1866-1931)


Nude Youth Reading



(I would definitely not recommend placing an expensive bronze 
on bricks to photograph it unless your intent is to destroy the value of the bronze! If you 
look closely at the area around the young lady's legs and bottom you will also see what appears to be a green powder. There are also some "green powder" spots around the signature on the base. This appears the be the start of "bronze disease" indicating the bronze may have come in contact with water at some point in its history. Water in contact with a bronze can cause a complicated chemical reaction with the copper and if left untreated, can cause the destruction of the bronze in the future). 

Joseph CORMIER 1869-1950

Marcel BOURAINE (1886-1948)

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