• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (Leipzig 1794-1872 Dresden)

    A young male nude listening to the sound of the sea from a conch shell

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    Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (Leipzig 1794-1872 Dresden)
    A young male nude listening to the sound of the sea from a conch shell
    dated 'd. 23n Januar 1820'
    pencil
    17 1/8 x 10¼ in. (43.5 x 26 cm.)


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    Similar in subject and style to a number of academic studies of youthful nudes, both male and female, which Schnorr executed in the years around 1820. These drawings share the crisp, careful draughtsmanship and the delicate hatched shading visible in the present drawing. For other examples of drawings from this group, see S. Seeliger et al., Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld: Zeichnungen, Munich, 1994, pp. 66-69.