Study of a lying male nude

Johann Veit Kauperz (1741–1815)

Photo: UMJ/N. Lackner

Johann Veit Kauperz (1741–1815)
Study of a lying male nude


Below left: Kaupertz v. Gratz

Red chalk drawing

Inv.-Nr. HZ 30

As in the case of the two previous drawings, this depiction was created during Kauperz’ period of study in Vienna. A young man sits on the floor and leans against an undefinable base. He has laid one side of his head on the bolster. His mouth is open; he looks up, vacantly, with eyes wide open. His right arm hangs in a sling to help relieve the model during the session. The study may have served as an exercise for depicting a prisoner.

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