Reclining Nude

1853–54
Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (French, 1795–1866)


Dimensions

Sheet: 11.7 x 16 cm (4 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.) Mount: 26.7 x 34.2 cm (10 1/2 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.380

Medium or Technique

Photograph, waxed salt print from waxed paper negative

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Inscription

Recto, numbered on negative, l.r: 1907; numbered, in graphite, on mount, l.l: JV; graphite, l.r: 1907

Provenance

Probably from an album of approximately 25 Vallou de Villeneuve nudes owned by the dealer Leon Herschtritt, Paris, which he dissassembled and sold in the 1980s; to Gary Wolkowitz; April 22, 2006, to Sotheby's, New York, Sale # N08189 "Photographs: Session 1", Lot 59; to Hans P. Kraus Jr., Inc., New York, NY; to Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc., New York, NY; 2010, sold by Charles Isaacs Photographs, Inc. to MFA Boston. (Accession Date: June 16, 2010)

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund