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, May 5, 2014

Unknown European Artist (Illegibly Signed): Drawing of a Child in Utero - Circa 1890-1900

I was cruising my usual haunts this afternoon when I spotted this "unusual" turn of the 19th-20th century original pencil drawing of a child in utero. I have seen many prints of anatomical drawings but I can not recall ever seeing an original surviving pencil drawing of this particular subject. It was priced at the very low end of my budget so I bought it for my collection. The signature is difficult to make out but it looks like "K. Ledhiesar" (?). Unfortunately, I could find no references to his or her life or works. I rotated the illustrations for additional views. I suspect this fine detailed pencil drawing was an illustration for a medical text.