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

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Paul-Edme Lerat (1849-1892) Male Nudes "Le Reveal D'Adam" and "Genie" Engravings


Caption: Genie Gardant Le Secret de la Tombe
Artist: Rene Saint-Marceaux (1845-1915)
Medium: Intaglio Print (Engraving)
Dated: circa mid-19th century
If you are quick of the eye regarding beauty in this electronic age, you can pick up some little gems of artworks for a few dollars. These little engravings are a good example. They come from the middle 19th century and actually represents the work of three fine artists: Paul Edme Lerat (1849-1892) and the French sculptors Horace Daillion (1854-1937), and Rene de saint-Marceaux (1845-1915). Instant culture, if you please, and a bit of high culture commercialism. Paul-Edme Lerat was a French etcher and the author of interpretative works of other artists in the mid-19th century. He was born in Paris and was taught by Lecoq de Boisbaldran and L. Gaucherel. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1869. This is Lerat's interpretation of Daillion's sculpture "The Reveal of Adam." and Saint-Marceaux's sculpture "Genie Gardant le Secret de la Tombe" . Daillion and Saint-Marteaux produced some very fine public sculptures during their careers.

Caption: Le Reveal d'Adam ...after the Daillion sculpture
Artist: Paul-Edme Lerat (1849-1892)
Medium: Intaglio print on paper (engraving)
Dated: undated (circa pre-1892)

Here are a few examples of Lerat's works and the works of Horace Daillion:

Paul-Edme Lerat (1849-1892) Philipon Louis de la Madeleine

Paul-Edme Lerat (1849-1892) La Vierge a l'Enfant .. 1878

Horace Daillion (1854-1937): Portrait Bust of Louis Pasteur

Horace Daillion (1854-1937): Arora... 1890

Horace Daillion (1854-1937): Le Triomphe

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