Among the 19th Century photographers who made male nude studies for painters, Gaudenzio Marconi's work is among the best. His technical quality was excellent by 1870s standards, and his models were varied and all good physical specimens. Sadly, he died in 1885 at age 41. Otherwise, we would have more and likely even better examples from him as photo technology improved. Today well look at five of his photos, starting with a pose done often by other photographers of the time.