Exhibitions/ Art Object

[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

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