A further page of Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout’s reference photographs for artists, published between 1870 and 1880 by A. Calavas as an affordable and convenient alternative to life models, and especially useful for amateur artists working at home.
Another full page of anatomical reference nudes, posed by anoymous artists’ models, photographed in the studio of Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, and published by A. Calavas, between 1870 and 1880.
Completing the set of 1880s artists’ reference photographs by Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout (the first part can be seen here), I think I’ve seen the pose in the lower left published singly, but the rest are all new to me.
Another set of artists’ reference photographs by Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, published in the 1880s. While most depicted a lone model, this page features a sequence of double poses, where the men enact a fight, a dramatic death scene, and much more besides.
A second photograph of this unknown man, modelling in the studio of Belgian sculptor Jacques de Lalaing in the 1880-1890s.
A whole sheet of photographs taken in the studio of Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, and published by A Calavas, between 1870 and 1880. Some further pages of these multiple-image artists’ reference can be found here.
Second from the left on the third row is my favourite pose, which is yours?
A 19th century artists’ model, photographed in dramatic pose by Gaudenzio Marconi (we have seen further examples of his reference material here.)
A fine-figured Frenchman working as an artists’ model, photographed by Gaudenzio Marconi, c1865. We have already seen this magnificent bearded gent in a much more contemplative pose.
A second photograph of this strikingly good-looking man, an artists’ model in 1880s France - I just knew I’d seen that handsome face (and admirable body!) before.
A late 19th century artists’ model strikes a powerful pose in the studio, given solid poles to grip in place of whatever weapon or object he will bear in the finished work.
An unidentified male model, photographed by painter and teacher Heinrich Eickmann, for his book Kunststudien über den nackten menschlichen Körper (’Art studies of the naked human body’), published in the year 1900.
A stunning portrait of an artists’ model in 19th century Paris; stern and magnificent, beautifully lit. Photographed by Hermann Heid around 1880, the same model can be seen here.
Although the photographer for this 1880 French photograph remained anonymous, we do have a name for the simply beautiful model - so often it is the other way around and the subject is the one left unrecorded. He is called Antonio Valentin, and is he not stunning!
A sheet of male nudes for artists, photographed and published by Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, circa 1870. We’ve seen several pages from M. Igout before, but none of these seem to be repeated images.