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

Friday, May 21, 2010

Auguste-Hyacinthe DeBay (1804-1865) Nude Ephebe

This morning I had the good fortune to obtain a new addition of an early 19th Century drawing to my collection. The drawing is attributed to Auguste-Hyacinthe DeBay (1804-1865). It dates circa 1823 and is a nude ephebe in a standing frontal pose. I think the attribution is accurate based upon stylistic similarities in the execution of the drawing and examples of DeBay's engravings. Take a look at the engravings listed below and compare the stylistic similarities for yourself.

Auguste-Hyacinthe DeBay (1804-1865) is a well know French Master. From 1830 DeBay exhibited at the Paris Salon in both paintings and sculpture. He exhibited in the 1855 Exposition and was awarded a first class medal for his sculpture 'Cain and Abel'. As soon as the drawing arrives I will photograph it and post additional illustrations.

Caption: Nude Ephebe, Standing, Frontal View
Artist: In the manner of Auguste-Hyacinthe DeBay (1804-1865)
Medium: Charcoal on paper
Dated: Circa 1823

Here are a few examples of Auguste-Hyacinthe DeBay's mature work:

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