Nude Girl, 1886


Oil on canvasexpand_more

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winstonexpand_more  75.72.1

Born in East Prussia, Lovis Corinth spent almost the entirety of his training and career in Munich and Berlin. However, from 1884-87 the artist - who aspired to be a history painter - studied in Paris at the Académie Julian under the two celebrated artists, Tony Robert-Fleury and Adolphe William Bouguereau. Their teaching focused on life drawing - an approach that was particularly suited to the large figural compositions of history paintings. This life study is one of approximately twenty paintings - mostly nudes - that survive from Corinth's Parisian sojourn.

Nude Girl
Artist Life
Accession Number
Private collection, Germany.[1] Donald and Elizabeth Martin Winston, Los Angeles, California; gift to MIA in 1975. [1] The work was exhibited with Galerie Goldschmidt [active c. 1910-1930], Frankfurt, Germany. It was also part of the Berlin Secession exhibition in 1913.
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