A Nude Female Academy Figure, c. 1880  

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12/9/2005 12:43 pm

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A Nude Female Academy Figure, c. 1880

Most of the early folios of female nudes were dubbed Academy Figures to lend a sense of respectability and get around the censors. Produced by Parisian studios, they were elaborately posed and considered belonging to the art world. However, they were more for erotic purposes than academic studies and there is still a great demand for them today. This is one of my favorites.


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