A further page of Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout’s reference photographs for artists, published between 1870 and 1880 by A. Calavas as an affordable and convenient alternative to life models, and especially useful for amateur artists working at home.
Another full page of anatomical reference nudes, posed by anoymous artists’ models, photographed in the studio of Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, and published by A. Calavas, between 1870 and 1880.
A whole sheet of photographs taken in the studio of Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, and published by A Calavas, between 1870 and 1880. Some further pages of these multiple-image artists’ reference can be found here.
Second from the left on the third row is my favourite pose, which is yours?
Unlike Eakins, who created his own reference photographs using his friends and students to act out the required poses, Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout took artfully lit pictures of artists’ models in his studio, which were then sold to those in need of anatomical reference material. Much cheaper than hiring a life model, a great many artists and students were able to make use of these helpful prints, published by A. Calavas of France, c1880.
Another set of artists’ reference prints by Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, circa 1880 - I like the final pose best of the four.
Nude Studies (albumen, 1875–80) – Louis Jean Baptiste Igout (French, 1837–81)
Printed by Calavas Freres Editeurs; 68, Rue de Lafayette, Paris.
I’m surprised to find that none of these individual images are repeats from previous sheets, though the models are definitely men we have seen before in numerous other poses in these artists’ reference pages.
Produced in Paris by A. Calavas, between 1875 and 1880, an interesting sheet of artists’ reference poses - this time featuring a pair of male models enacting varied scenes of high drama, energetic action, and restful reflection.
A further page of multiple images by A. Calavas of France, circa 1890. With two different models, and a variety of dynamic poses, these presented artists with a very affordable way to purchase reference prints to sketch from - I have gathered quite a few similar sheets now, which can be viewed here.