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, November 22, 2010

Rene Leverd (1872-1938) Female Nude

eBay France currently has several listings for works by Rene Leverd including the below listed drawing. Leverd came from a family of artists, his own father, Leon Alfred Leverd, was a portraitist and painter of still life's. Rene Leverd exhibited his works early in life, nineteen years old, when he received a silver medal at the Salon of French artists. Leverd specialized in watercolor. He was a technically talented draftsman and his works show the technical control he had over his medium.


Caption: Une Jeune femme nue debout puisant de l'eau a la fountaine
Artist: Rene Leverd (1872-1938)
Medium: gaouche/pencil on paper
Dated: 1900
Here are a few examples of Leverd's beautiful technical watercolors:

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