C. S. Rundquist

Late 19th-Century Academic Study

C. S. Rundquist

Late 19th-Century Academic Study

This late 19th-century drawing by C. S. Rundquist depicts the lips and nose of a classical statue.

It’s fascinating to discover academic studies by relatively unknown artists as they provide a window into a period of training without context. The most accomplished works leave a sense of bewilderment at why the artist became lost to history.

This piece, with its sensuous lips, and careful shading, carries a degree of quality. Yet Rundquist dropped off the map. Further research has uncovered several studies from between 1877-1880 and it’s likely they attended the Academy in Stockholm.

Unusually alluring and equally mystifying.

Signed lower left and held within a contemporary frame.

Medium: Pencil on paper
Overall size: 14½” x 15½” / 37cm x 40cm
Year of creation: c. 1880
Condition: Artwork presents well. Minor discolouration.

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