An Académie

This male nude seen from behind is an 'académie', a life study made as part of the curriculum of a classical training in early 19th-century France. It is one of two 19th-century French 'académies' in the Collection.

Key facts

Full title
An Académie
Date made
probably 1800-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
67.5 x 37 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented to the Tate Gallery by Wish of Sir Charles Holroyd, 1919; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery