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, September 27, 2010

Rudolf Alfred Jaumann (1859 - 1923) Male Nude - Pen & Ink Drawing

This beautifully executed drawing of a male nude is actually a page from the artist's sketchbook. It came from a private seller in Germany several years ago. I was fascinated by the energy captured in the application of the ink on the paper. It is signed in the lower right hand corner. Rudolf Alfred Jaumann (1859-1923) was a painter and graphic artist born in Pilsen and died in Salzburg. He studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts from 1875 to 1878 and later under Professor Franz von Loefflz at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. He first specialized in Society portraits, genre pictures, hunting pictures and allegorical compositions. He made some stunning naturalistic paintings of the Alps during his career. He also worked as a book illustrator and modeled beautiful animal bronzes. He received an honorary medal from the Munich Academy. He was well known for his graphic works, etchings, and illustrations.

Caption: Male Nude, Rear View
Artist: Rudolf Alfred Jaumann (1859-1923)
Medium: Pen & Ink Wash on paper
Dated: Undated

Here are a few examples of Jaumann's mature works:

Two Studies of a Roe... Courtesy of the Wilnitsky Gallery, Vienna, Austria

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