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Male nude study.1919

Another shot of the same strongly-built gentleman we have seen previously, proudly exhibiting his magnificently muscular body in a second pose.

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Male nude study.
1919

Another shot of the same strongly-built gentleman we have seen previously, proudly exhibiting his magnificently muscular body in a second pose.

A male model poses in the studio of Jean-Louis Marie Eugène Durieu (1800-1874, usually known by just the final of his many forenames). Seated on a threadbare and fraying tasselled cushion of sorts, at first glance I thought he was perched upon a slice from a tree trunk, complete with peeling bark!

A male model poses in the studio of Jean-Louis Marie Eugène Durieu (1800-1874, usually known by just the final of his many forenames). Seated on a threadbare and fraying tasselled cushion of sorts, at first glance I thought he was perched upon a slice from a tree trunk, complete with peeling bark!

My gratitude to generous reader Julia, who has sent in a far, far clearer copy of a photograph I have featured before, the wonderful Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas - I’m happy to include it again as the improvement is so marked, a scan so sharp we can even see the laces in their boots.With the picture came this observation, pointing out something I had never noticed before, and you may find interesting :"I’m intrigued by the bangle Bosie wears on his left wrist, which is also evident in other pictures from the same session, as I’ve never seen any other photos of a man from this era wearing such an item of jewellery."Intriguing indeed!
[edit]Just minutes after I shared this, a dear knowledgeable reader has pointed me towards their own post on the matter of the bangle, which turns out to have a truly touching significance : read it here

My gratitude to generous reader Julia, who has sent in a far, far clearer copy of a photograph I have featured before, the wonderful Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas - I’m happy to include it again as the improvement is so marked, a scan so sharp we can even see the laces in their boots.
With the picture came this observation, pointing out something I had never noticed before, and you may find interesting :
"I’m intrigued by the bangle Bosie wears on his left wrist, which is also evident in other pictures from the same session, as I’ve never seen any other photos of a man from this era wearing such an item of jewellery."
Intriguing indeed!

[edit]Just minutes after I shared this, a dear knowledgeable reader has pointed me towards their own post on the matter of the bangle, which turns out to have a truly touching significance : read it here

A superb submission from a kind reader who sent me a message this week, sharing not only the gorgeous photograph above, but also a much-appreciated piece of information to add to a previous post featuring one of the same models : the beautiful young man is named Pasqualino, and he sat regularly for Wilhelm von Gloeden, for over a decade.His companion here is Francesco, the pair standing decorously draped and elegant in the old St. Domenico former convent of Taormina. Is it not a joy to know both their names, such a small snippet of information and yet it makes such a difference!Thank you, sir, for a wonderful addition to the collection here.

A superb submission from a kind reader who sent me a message this week, sharing not only the gorgeous photograph above, but also a much-appreciated piece of information to add to a previous post featuring one of the same models : the beautiful young man is named Pasqualino, and he sat regularly for Wilhelm von Gloeden, for over a decade.
His companion here is Francesco, the pair standing decorously draped and elegant in the old St. Domenico former convent of Taormina. Is it not a joy to know both their names, such a small snippet of information and yet it makes such a difference!
Thank you, sir, for a wonderful addition to the collection here.

A quite simply sublime photograph by Vincenzo Galdi - an exquisitely lovely young man sits deep in melancholy thought, wistful downcast eyes and that delightful Cupid’s bow of his lip, chin supported on graceful turn of wrist, crumpled fabric beneath his knee; and the bright brilliant Mediterranean sun drawing perfect sharp shadows on his grave, gorgeous face, his bare skin. Beautiful!

A quite simply sublime photograph by Vincenzo Galdi - an exquisitely lovely young man sits deep in melancholy thought, wistful downcast eyes and that delightful Cupid’s bow of his lip, chin supported on graceful turn of wrist, crumpled fabric beneath his knee; and the bright brilliant Mediterranean sun drawing perfect sharp shadows on his grave, gorgeous face, his bare skin. Beautiful!

A rather charming little cabinet card featuring a double portrait of two affectionate chaps from Worcester, Massachusetts - the posessive, protective arm around shoulders suggests they are perhaps father and son, though the lack of modern clarity on the faces makes discerning ages difficult indeed.

A rather charming little cabinet card featuring a double portrait of two affectionate chaps from Worcester, Massachusetts - the posessive, protective arm around shoulders suggests they are perhaps father and son, though the lack of modern clarity on the faces makes discerning ages difficult indeed.

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Russian handsome wrestler.1913

Once again I must turn to my followers and beg a translation of the rather prettily written caption on this one - you have proved to be a most knowledgeable and helpful assistance on all previous occasions when I have been left bewildered by some wording I could not read!
[edited, to add -]My thanks to ruber-sanguis for providing the requested information. The details are the name of the wrestler Турбас/Turbas (full name: Nikolai Turbas; real name: Nikita Tulumbusov), a rather famous circus wrestler at that time in Russia. ‘Собств Д. И. Быстрова, спб 1913 г’ - property of D. I. Bistrov, Saint Petersburg, 1913 year.

vintagemaleerotica:

Russian handsome wrestler.
1913

Once again I must turn to my followers and beg a translation of the rather prettily written caption on this one - you have proved to be a most knowledgeable and helpful assistance on all previous occasions when I have been left bewildered by some wording I could not read!

[edited, to add -]
My thanks to ruber-sanguis for providing the requested information. The details are the name of the wrestler Турбас/Turbas (full name: Nikolai Turbas; real name: Nikita Tulumbusov), a rather famous circus wrestler at that time in Russia. ‘Собств Д. И. Быстрова, спб 1913 г’ - property of D. I. Bistrov, Saint Petersburg, 1913 year.

A more typical photograph from von Gloeden, capturing the natural easy elegance and bold self-assurance of the local models who posed for him, in Taormina and the surrounding countryside. Oh, such deep soulful eyes, and that confident unwavering gaze into the camera as he stands relaxed and utterly uninhibited - a young man well-chosen for this task.

A more typical photograph from von Gloeden, capturing the natural easy elegance and bold self-assurance of the local models who posed for him, in Taormina and the surrounding countryside. Oh, such deep soulful eyes, and that confident unwavering gaze into the camera as he stands relaxed and utterly uninhibited - a young man well-chosen for this task.

The few solo portraits posted thus far have proved exceedingly popular, let us enjoy some more! A distinguished model poses here for Wilhelm von Gloeden, a man of singularly striking good looks, unblemished in the blossoming of his maturity - an air of nobility lent by the adornment of leaves as he looks down to us, stern and yet serene.

The few solo portraits posted thus far have proved exceedingly popular, let us enjoy some more! A distinguished model poses here for Wilhelm von Gloeden, a man of singularly striking good looks, unblemished in the blossoming of his maturity - an air of nobility lent by the adornment of leaves as he looks down to us, stern and yet serene.

vintagemaleerotica:

Male nude study.1919

An additional image from the Belgian set of 1919, with their distinctive if somewhat distorted black border these are an easily recognisable and interesting addition to this collection.

vintagemaleerotica:

Male nude study.
1919

An additional image from the Belgian set of 1919, with their distinctive if somewhat distorted black border these are an easily recognisable and interesting addition to this collection.

Very like another superb picture from the catalogue of Guglielmo Plüschow, the sculpted pillar indeed of identical design, and is it the same boy who graces it so pleasingly with his presence? I think it may be him.

Very like another superb picture from the catalogue of Guglielmo Plüschow, the sculpted pillar indeed of identical design, and is it the same boy who graces it so pleasingly with his presence? I think it may be him.

Swathed in folds of cool creased fabric, an endearingly informal artist’s model photographed in 1890 - he looks almost caught off guard, relaxed in manner and cheerful in disposition as he sits in the light and awaits his next instruction.

Swathed in folds of cool creased fabric, an endearingly informal artist’s model photographed in 1890 - he looks almost caught off guard, relaxed in manner and cheerful in disposition as he sits in the light and awaits his next instruction.

climbing-down-bokor:

Bulgar soldiers, 1915

A moment well worthy of the closer view provided above; what touching tenderness, a heart-warming look of ardent affection between two young men. The fingertips, too, just brushing against the sleeve, perhaps the wrist. They do not pose for us, the viewer, but for each other; to record their intimate affinity for all time, no matter what follows in the years of war. 
I hope most earnestly that both survived, and this was never the last picture they had taken together.

gio-delcazzo:

Von Pluschow

Artfully draped in his signature set-dressing of luxuriant furs and soft-worn but delicately detailed fabrics, Guglielmo Plüschow transforms the terrace of his own home into a timeless setting for his models to pose, ever elegant and serene, looking perfectly at ease before the camera.
To explain my minor contradiction of the name credited above, I must add that they are indeed the same person - he is often known as Wilhelm von Plüschow, though while working in Italy he adopted the local form of his name and kept it thus for the rest of his days - it is this which adorns the reverse of prints sold during his lifetime, only later have we used the original German form.

gio-delcazzo:

Von Pluschow

Artfully draped in his signature set-dressing of luxuriant furs and soft-worn but delicately detailed fabrics, Guglielmo Plüschow transforms the terrace of his own home into a timeless setting for his models to pose, ever elegant and serene, looking perfectly at ease before the camera.

To explain my minor contradiction of the name credited above, I must add that they are indeed the same person - he is often known as Wilhelm von Plüschow, though while working in Italy he adopted the local form of his name and kept it thus for the rest of his days - it is this which adorns the reverse of prints sold during his lifetime, only later have we used the original German form.

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George Lurich, unknown photographer.1910s

A welcome return for a famliar face, you may remember the first time I introduced the impressively built Georg Lurich of Estonia. Though it is faint and difficult to make out, this photograph appears to be signed by the man himself.

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George Lurich, unknown photographer.
1910s

A welcome return for a famliar face, you may remember the first time I introduced the impressively built Georg Lurich of Estonia. Though it is faint and difficult to make out, this photograph appears to be signed by the man himself.