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, November 30, 2012

P. Hegzmann (?) & (Unknown First Name) Stensel : Nude Boys and Nude Men - circa 1902-1912

Auktionshaus Kloss in Berlin has listed a group of four nicely executed male nudes, two nude boys and two nude men, in their current auction catalog signed P. Hegzmann and (?) Stensel (?) dating from around 1902 to 1912.  Enjoy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Joseph Uhl ( 1877 - 1945): Sommersonne (Nude Boy Standing on a Lakeside Rock) (Circa 1920)

A seller on eBay Germany has recently listed this beautiful etching of a nude boy standing on a rock, titled "Sommersonne" (Summer Sun). I have listed this artist on the blog previously and if you would like more information on Joseph Uhl, just search his name in the search form above. His prints are amongst the most detailed and beautiful that I have ever seen. He was indeed a master of the intaglio print. He specialized in children as his subject matter. The price on this example is a bit out of my reach right now but I can dream.

Standing Male Nude - French School - Dated 1880

Well my pockets were not quite deep enough to capture this beautifully executed late 19th century (1880) standing male nude. It is from an unknown French School and is illegibly signed. It sold a few minutes ago on eBay Germany. Oh well, I will keep on watching the sky, there have to be more of these out there in some European attic.