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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
Artist French
Full title An Académie
Date made probably 1800-50
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 67.5 x 37 cm
Acquisition credit Presented to the Tate Gallery by Wish of Sir Charles Holroyd, 1919; transferred, 1956
Inventory number NG3391
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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