Tuesday, September 12, 2023


This was labeled as "Artistic Anatomy Class" from about 1900.  This had to be Europe, 
I think, because even with a posing strap, the use of such a model with female 
students in the USA would have been a scandal at the time.



  1. Necessity is the mother of invention... if you haven't got an easel, turn a chair A over T and, hey presto! I'm sure you're right about this being European. I can't imagine that happening in Britain, either.

  2. Art students would be more likely to draw models from the student population and that would explain "healthy" young men as models. In this particular image, note the back wall that is fuilled with drawings of males in diffferent poses.
    Note that there was an era where making statues of nude males/women (as well as paintings) was common.