The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 24, 2024

Male Nude

Male Nude

c. 1870–75
(French, 1842–after 1885)
Image: 27.2 x 18.8 cm (10 11/16 x 7 3/8 in.); Matted: 55.9 x 45.7 cm (22 x 18 in.)
Location: not on view


An Italian photographer active in Paris from the mid-1860s through the mid-1870s, Guglielmo Marconi specialized in academic nude studies for painters and sculptors. Using child, female, and male models, he photographed an entire repertory of poses traditionally employed by academic studios. Illustrating the developing close association between photographers and painters, Marconi's image is related to another nude study in the collection, Julien Vallou de Villeneuve's Study after Nature (Etude d'après nature).
  • ?–1996
    (Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc., New York, NY), sold to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    December 2, 1996–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=Male Nude|url=false|author=Guglielmo Marconi|year=c. 1870–75|access-date=24 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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