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, March 10, 2014

Latest Acquisitions March 2014

The latest acquisitions (See earlier posts matching the works for biographic information) have arrived from Europe. I have been troubled with some eye problems, especially in my right eye which is partially obstructed by several large floaters, so my computer time has been cut down considerably for the last couple of weeks (getting old is a trip). I had some time today so I scanned the latest three acquisitions, a watercolor of a nude boy (those acid spots are not that prominent in the actual watercolor, the scanner makes them more prominent than they actually are), and two academic pencil drawings, one of a nude boy, and one of a reclining male nude. Enjoy.

Title: Nude Boy Sitting on a Rock
Artist: Unknown, German School
Medium: Watercolor with pencil under-drawing on watercolor paper
Dated: Undated (Circa 1900)


Title: Nude Male, Reclining
Artist: Arthur Brusenbach (1881-1957
Medium: Pencil Drawing on Paper
Dated: 1904

Title: Sitting Nude Ephebe
Artist: Josef Franz Sturm (Austrian 1858-1935)
Medium: Pencil on Paper
Dated: Circa 1880-1900