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4 academic studies of male nudes, in graphite, from life. These nude drawings - called "academies" - were part of the academic teaching of art as it was practiced in the 19th century. They are made from professional models posing in the studio on a platform. This type of exercise allowed students to study anatomy. For a future artist, drawing from a live model was, along with drawing from the hump and antique statues, the basis of his artistic training.

1 - Academy of a standing man seen from three quarters, signed and dated upper right: "V. GEOFFROY 1896". Numbered 28/3.

2 - Academy of a man holding a stick behind his back, signed and dated upper right: "V. Geoffroy (partially erased) 2 /2 96".

3 - Academy of a man leaning against a stick, neither signed nor dated.

4 - Academy of a man holding a stick, signed and dated upper right: "V. GEOFFROY 1895 9 November".

These drawings were made by V. Geoffroy between 1895 and 1896. Three of them are signed and dated. One drawing is numbered. This lot is part of a set of 15 drawings made between 1895 and 1899. They include academies of men from life (from a live model), from antique casts and from the Italian Renaissance. Most of these drawings are male nude studies. All the drawings (except the Academy of a Man Leaning Against a Stick) are carefully signed and dated. The dimensions vary slightly from drawing to drawing. Size without frame: W:48cm, H:62,5cm. Size with frame: W:52,5cm, D:1cm, H:67,7cm.

Late 19th century

Circa: 1895

Dim: W:52,5cm, D:1cm, H:67,7cm.


Condition report: in good general condition, the paper with slight light wear. New frames.

Identifier Exists False
LP : 28893
Availability : Object available
Width: 53 (cm)
Height 68 (cm)
Depth 1 (cm)
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