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[Album of Figure Studies]

Artist:
Unknown (French)
Date:
1890s
Medium:
Albumen silver prints
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.269
Not on view
This album, filled with a variety of nude studies, appears to have been compiled by a late nineteenth-century amateur painter as a useful compendium of poses and figure types. In one instance, a pair of photographs—one a nude study, the other a reproduction of a painting—shows how the painter used such images. The page displayed here is typical of the range of natural and contrived poses, expression, and print quality found throughout the album.
Inscription: Library catalog number affixed to spine.
Daniel Wolf

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth Century Portraits, Landscapes, and Nudes," September 10, 1993–January 2, 1994.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Naked before the Camera," March 27, 2012–September 9, 2012.

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