Berlin Secession exhibition, 1906. I guess Lovis Corinth didn’t get that memo?
Jury for the Berlin Secession 1908 exhibition. From the left: sculptors Fritz Klimsch and August Gaul, painters Walter Leistikow and Hans Baluschek, art dealer Paul Cassirer, painters Max Slevogt (sitting) and George Mosson (standing), sculptor Max Kruse, painters Max Liebermann (sitting), Emil Rudolf Weiß and Lovis Corinth.from Wikipedia
“Top hats in 1872. A cabinet portrait of two men linking arms, possibly brothers or close friends, photographed in 1872 or 1873 at the “Merrick” photographic studio at 33 Western Road, Brighton, which was owned by Brighton entrepreneur Joseph Langridge (1812-1895).”
Yeah, ‘friends’, totally friends, LOL. *gaydar goes to max*. Again from the Photo History Sussex site, a treasure trove and even talks about the different types of top hats, something I’ve ranted on before about those doing costume drama using the wrong types….
An amazingly informal early photo of the Brighton Swimming Club c. 1863. probably by Benjamin William Botham. Funny thing is hipsters still pull funny poses like that one guy in Brighton, 150 years later…I suspect he was trying to do an ‘Indian’ or Buddhist/yoga pose – which seems incongruous for the time but as the site explains, it otherwise seems genuine.
More info here. (thanks to Duckie for the tip)
An old photo of a formless ghost I reblogged is being flagged! This is madness.
Oh… and a painting of hands
-a photograph of some woods
-a Rossetti painting
-a Gericault painting of a fully clothed painter
– a picture of a living room,
-George IV riding a horse
-an illustration from Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge
-a midshipman’s uniform
I’ll add these have been flagged on this very blog:
– A fully clothed picture of a Victorian man in a top hat
– Two Holbein portraits. He only did clothed people and faces!
– A photo of Matisse drawing a naked male abstract greek statue, a Kouros. Not sexual at all.
– Two men wrestling in shorts – that was an illustration too
– A drawing of Nietzsche naked but no genitalia shown
– A life drawing of a man but again no genitalia shown
– Nicoletto da Modena etching of a Triton (again, not even a human bottom half so no genitalia)
William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), American painter
Friends or? 😉
A Fashionable Gentleman.
E. & A. Mele & Ci. by Franz Laskoff, circa 1900.