the-pleasures-of-reading:

ggwookie:


An 1859 ambrotype by George Prentice. We do not see many nudes framed so, mostly academic studies being used for artists’ reference and printed on paper for durability, or secret possessions tucked away for private pleasure and not set out on display![credits sourced here where the picture was sold]

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the-pleasures-of-reading:

ggwookie:

An 1859 ambrotype by George Prentice. We do not see many nudes framed so, mostly academic studies being used for artists’ reference and printed on paper for durability, or secret possessions tucked away for private pleasure and not set out on display!
[credits sourced here where the picture was sold]

(via myselfixion)