German ( b.1798 - d.1876 )
|24 inches x 16.5 inches ( 61cm x 42cm )
|30.1 inches x 22.2 inches ( 76.5cm x 56.5cm )
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset, this academic life drawing of a male nude by the German artist Eduard Braun dates from around 1826.
The drawing is presented and supplied in an interesting configuration with a modern twist (which is shown in these photographs). The drawing has been mounted between two sheets of Tru Vue Museum Glass® UV99 so that the wall or setting behind the hanging is visible and therefore provides the surround for the artwork.
This antique drawing is in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
The drawing is not signed but came from a portfolio of drawings by Eduard Braun. This drawing has a later annotation and presumably a dedication in red ink in the bottom left hand corner. The annotation is the monogram HL within a heart. The configuration of the HL resembles the format used by the French artist Henri Laurens 1885 – 1954 where the downstroke of the L is merged with the second downstroke of the H.
This stunning original pencil and charcoal drawing on paper is by a German artist called Eduard Braun. He was born in 1798 and died in 1876, but little else is known about him apart from the fact that he was active in the Paris art salons and rooms.
This drawing is from a portfolio by this artist on a similar theme and is typical of the type of academic study undertaken by serious art students throughout the nineteenth century. One of the other drawings in this portfolio is annotated as being created in 1826 and there is every reason to think that this drawing is contemporaneous with that.
The drawing is of a very high standard, capturing both strength and sensitivity, showcasing the artist’s ability to reproduce a lifelike image of a nude model.
The subject of this drawing is a young man, possibly in his mid-twenties, with a toned and muscular body. He is standing with his weight on his right leg, which is slightly bent, and holding a wooden staff in his right hand. His left foot is raised slightly with the toes pointed, and his left hand is placed behind his back. Although he is facing fully towards the viewer, his gaze is to his left. He has pleasant, serene expression on his face. The background is bare, save for the shadow cast by the model.
This original antique drawing is an excellent decorative piece, and is mounted and framed in a specialised way which sets it off to wonderful effect.
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