An outstanding academic study of a male nude by Danish artist, Emmery Rondahl (1858-1914). The figure has been keenly observed with careful attention to the musculature. Note the intelligent use of light and shade on the left side of the torso, which highlights the rib cage. A truly sublime drawing.
Rondahl produced this piece at the age of 20 during his time at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
The drawing is stamped with a date in the top right and housed within a good later frame.
Medium: Pencil and charcoal on paper Overall size: 22” x 31” / 56cm x 78cm Year of creation: c. 1878 Provenance: Denmark Condition: Overall very presentable. Slight creasing. Artist’s Auction Highlight: £2,559 achieved for an interior scene at an auction in 2006.