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

Sunday, July 18, 2021


I happened upon this 19th century drawing in a long ago completed online auction. It is somewhat unusual in the display of a make believe firearm as a prop. Unfortunately there is no attribution as to the artist. Unique indeed. Enjoy. 

Portrait Nu Masculin Jeune homme ... Academic Painting of a Nude Male Youth

  I was floundering around on my usual European Auction sites when I happened upon this beautiful study of a male youth and an accompanying portrait. Both appear to be unsigned but are works worthy of inclusion here. The asking price was outside affordability for me but at least I can share them with you. Enjoy:

September 15, 2021.....Well, I went back and revisited the listing and low and behold the seller had reduced the price on the painting considerably. Needless to say I executed the buy and this work is now headed into my collection.