Phryné devant l’aréopage (1861)

Gérôme, Jean-Léon (1824-1904)

Phryné devant l’aréopage (Phryné before the Areopagus)
1861
Oil on canvas, 80 x 128 cm
Hamburger KunsthalleHamburg

Compare:

Nadar (1820-1910)
Femme nue debout
18601861
Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York

 

 

Nadar is known to have photographed only three female nudes. This one was made at the behest of the painter Jean-Léon Gérôme to assist in the process of painting Phryné before the Areopagus, displayed at the Salon of 1861.