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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Auction and Gallery Finds For This Week: Works On Paper

Ernst Heilemann (1870-1936) , watercolor on paper, The Mirror.... ca. 1910 (Courtsey Wilnitsky Gallery, Vienna, Austria)
Sorry I have not posted before now. It has been one of those weeks with a retinologist appointment (the macular hole in the left eye has closed completely and the right eye is unchanged), a regular doctor visit for the usual blood tests (numbers are great) and my very best friend in the whole wide world (my ex-wife) is in the hospital. So I am just now catching up on some of the artworks I have managed to find on European eBay sites the week prior. I was tempted to buy some of these but the transit time between here and Europe lately has been weeks upon weeks. Being an Aries I live by the Ram's universal motto: "Yesterday is not soon enough, today is way too late, and tomorrow, forget it." They tell me customs has been slowing down deliveries. I guess the barbarians have been threatening to kill all of us through the mails again. Who knows. A pox on their houses and may all their children be born with two heads. Anyway, I will start with works on paper and post the bronzes and paintings next week.

Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien (1873-1955) Madonna with Christ Child and St. John

Jeune Garcon Modele - 1880

Joseph Kalous, Nude Boy , 1911

Luc-Olivier Merson (1846-1920) Etude d'enfant avec une reprise de la tete

Florian Josephu ....... Ruckenakt

Franz Kuna (1881-1943) Female Nude

Dessin Amours - Project de relief - Lavis 19eme

Crayon Manner Prints (Male Nudes) by Gilles Demarteau (1722-1776) after Louis Gabriel Blanchet (1705-1772)

Dessin XIX .. Adam et Eve .. La decouverte nudite pomme encre..

Unknown artist, Mannerakt, 1890

Hypolite Etienne Mandron (1801-1884) Bathers - 1835

Paul Hauptmann (1887-1940) Sitzender Frauenakt .. oils on prepared paper

Michel Angelo Ebauche (?) Untitled

Unknown French School, 18th century, Male Nude

Unknown French School 1770 .. Male Nude

Unknown Italian School - Second half of the 18th Century , Male Nude

Unknown Artist, Mediterranean Lad ca. 1890

Luc-Olivier Merson (1846-1920) Nude Boy

Otto Grassl (1891-1976) Orpheus - Tempera on paper - 1918

Paul Shad-Rossa (1862-1916) Nude Studies (above)