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"View from the Back: Exploring the Intimacy and Intrigue of Artistic Perspectives" Step into a world where art unveils hidden narratives

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Interior (Lady with a Hat), 1891 (oil on canvas)

Interior (Lady with a Hat), 1891 (oil on canvas)
3601154 Interior (Lady with a Hat), 1891 (oil on canvas) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 90.7x57.5 cm; Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, UK; Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 (oil on board)

Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 (oil on board)
657183 Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 (oil on board) by Lavery, John (1856-1941); 24x20in cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Female Nude, 1900-1910, (pencil)

Female Nude, 1900-1910, (pencil)
7146809 Female Nude, 1900-1910, (pencil) by Rosso, Medardo (1858-1928); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Lazio, Italy; (add.info.: Nude (nudo femminile), 1900-1910

Background imageView From The Back Collection: The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, c. 1817 (oil on canvas)

The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, c. 1817 (oil on canvas)
LSE4315382 The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, c.1817 (oil on canvas) by Friedrich, Caspar David (1774-1840); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Photo eLeonard de Selva; German, out of copyright

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Photograph from Travels in Europe and North Africa, 1910 (b/w photo)

Photograph from Travels in Europe and North Africa, 1910 (b/w photo)
3672202 Photograph from Travels in Europe and North Africa, 1910 (b/w photo) by Shaw, Sarah Van Doren (1844-1918); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Frances Wells Shaw papers)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: You And Bebe, 1884 (painting)

You And Bebe, 1884 (painting)
7431592 You And Bebe, 1884 (painting) by Werenskiold, Erik Theodor (1855-1938); 46x26 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Erik Werenskiold (1855-1938)); Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Untitled (painting)

Untitled (painting)
7432277 Untitled (painting) by Krohg, Christian (1852-1925); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christian Krohg (1852-1925)); Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Falstaff with the body of Hotspur on his back. (print)

Falstaff with the body of Hotspur on his back. (print)
7420002 Falstaff with the body of Hotspur on his back. (print) by Bunbury, Henry William (1750-1811) (after); (add.info.: Falstaff with the body of Hotspur on his back)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Rasmus Gaihede, 1882

Rasmus Gaihede, 1882
7388591 Rasmus Gaihede, 1882 by Krohg, Christian (1852-1925); 59x82 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Christian Krohg (1852-1925)); Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Venus, two satyrs and Cupid, 1587-88 (oil on canvas)

Venus, two satyrs and Cupid, 1587-88 (oil on canvas)
7146888 Venus, two satyrs and Cupid, 1587-88 (oil on canvas) by Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: Venus, two satyrs and Cupid, 1587-88)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Two male nudes on a rock, 1890 (b/w photo)

Two male nudes on a rock, 1890 (b/w photo)
1574231 Two male nudes on a rock, 1890 (b/w photo) by Gloeden, Wilhelm von (1856-1931); (add.info.: Photograph by Wilhelm von Gloeden, (1856 - 1931): German photographer who worked mainly in Italy

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Torso of a youth, 1928 (bronze)

Torso of a youth, 1928 (bronze)
7294013 Torso of a youth, 1928 (bronze) by Martini, Arturo (1889-1947); Palazzo Ricci, Museo Arte Italiana del Novecento, Macerata, Italy; (add.info.: Torso of a youth, 1928, Arturo Martini, bronze)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: The Smoke, 1924 (oil on canvas)

The Smoke, 1924 (oil on canvas)
XIR180449 The Smoke, 1924 (oil on canvas) by Adler, Jules (1865-1952); 160x148 cm; Musee Municipal, Macon, France

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Torso of a youth, 1928 (gypsum)

Torso of a youth, 1928 (gypsum)
7294012 Torso of a youth, 1928 (gypsum) by Martini, Arturo (1889-1947); Palazzo Ricci, Museo Arte Italiana del Novecento, Macerata, Italy; (add.info.: Torso of a youth, 1928, Arturo Martini, gypsum)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Scene with figures in the classical style, 1513 circa, (oil on canvas)

Scene with figures in the classical style, 1513 circa, (oil on canvas)
7146764 Scene with figures in the classical style, 1513 circa, (oil on canvas) by Sarto, Andrea del (1486-1530); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Sleeping hermaphrodite, 2nd century (sculpture)

Sleeping hermaphrodite, 2nd century (sculpture)
7129796 Sleeping hermaphrodite, 2nd century (sculpture) by Roman, (2nd century); Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: Sleeping hermaphrodite, second century AD)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: On the couch, 1885-1890 (oil on canvas)

On the couch, 1885-1890 (oil on canvas)
7062551 On the couch, 1885-1890 (oil on canvas) by Zandomeneghi, Federigo (1841-1917); (add.info.: On the couch, 1885-1890, Federico Zandomeneghi, oil on canvas); Photo © Stefano Baldini

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Despair Desesperacio. Back side. Bronze. 28x36x15cm. 1899. Museum ref 2801

Despair Desesperacio. Back side. Bronze. 28x36x15cm. 1899. Museum ref 2801
6265336 Despair Desesperacio. Back side. Bronze. 28x36x15cm. 1899. Museum ref 2801. by Amils, Antoni Alsina i (c.1863-1948); 28x36x15 cm; Museu Diocesa d'Urgell, La Seu d'Urgell

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Nocturne, 1887 (oil on canvas)

Nocturne, 1887 (oil on canvas)
7313598 Nocturne, 1887 (oil on canvas) by Peterssen, Hjalmer Eilif Emanuel (1852-1928); 81.5x81.5 cm; Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway; (add.info.: by Hjalmer Eilif Emanuel Peterssen (1852-1928))

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian, c. 1888--1900 (oil on canvas)

Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian, c. 1888--1900 (oil on canvas)
7296568 Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian, c.1888--1900 (oil on canvas) by Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903); 191.5 x 89.8 cm; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Background imageView From The Back Collection: By the field (b / w photo)

By the field (b / w photo)
7181860 By the field (b/w photo) by Wendt, Lionel (1900-40); Private Collection; (add.info.: By the field. Illustration for Ceylon by Lionel Wendt (Lincolns-Prager, London)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Torso of Raman (b / w photo)

Torso of Raman (b / w photo)
7181847 Torso of Raman (b/w photo) by Wendt, Lionel (1900-40); Private Collection; (add.info.: Torso of Raman. Illustration for Ceylon by Lionel Wendt (Lincolns-Prager, London)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Study for 'William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River'

Study for "William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River"
5860824 Study for " William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River", 1876-1877 (oil on canvas mounted on board) by Eakins

Background imageView From The Back Collection: In the cemetery of Portici (Naples), two carabinieri, to surprise a blackmailer who had to

In the cemetery of Portici (Naples), two carabinieri, to surprise a blackmailer who had to... (colour litho)
2777985 In the cemetery of Portici (Naples), two carabinieri, to surprise a blackmailer who had to... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Breakfast after the Bath, 1895-98 (pastel on paper laid down on board)

Breakfast after the Bath, 1895-98 (pastel on paper laid down on board)
5861883 Breakfast after the Bath, 1895-98 (pastel on paper laid down on board) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 92--81 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Standing Bather, Seen from the Back, 1879-82 (oil on canvas)

Standing Bather, Seen from the Back, 1879-82 (oil on canvas)
5862086 Standing Bather, Seen from the Back, 1879-82 (oil on canvas) by Cezanne, Paul (1839-1906); 31.7--21.6 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906))

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Amalie in the garden, 1880

Amalie in the garden, 1880
7262788 Amalie in the garden, 1880 by Krohg, Christian (1852-1925); 34x23.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageView From The Back Collection: A white lie, 1918

A white lie, 1918
7262779 A white lie, 1918 by Krohg, Christian (1852-1925); 102x65.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Two Lovers, 1888 (oil on canvas)

Two Lovers, 1888 (oil on canvas)
7262760 Two Lovers, 1888 (oil on canvas) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90); 32.7x22.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90))

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Brno, 1841 (engraving)

Brno, 1841 (engraving)
7262287 Brno, 1841 (engraving) by Poppel, Johann Gabriel Friedrich (1807-82); 9.7x14.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Johann Gabriel Friedrich Poppel (1807-1882) Captions Brno and Aus d

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Reclining nude on a riverbank (oil on canvas)

Reclining nude on a riverbank (oil on canvas)
XPG366324 Reclining nude on a riverbank (oil on canvas) by Benner, Emmanuel (1836-96); Private Collection; (add.info.: by Emmanuel Benner (1836-96))

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Rear view of a French woman in mid-18th century town costume. 1825 (lithograph)

Rear view of a French woman in mid-18th century town costume. 1825 (lithograph)
7237207 Rear view of a French woman in mid-18th century town costume. 1825 (lithograph) by Lecomte, Hippolyte (1781-1857); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: The Belvedere Torso, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican. 1779 (engraving)

The Belvedere Torso, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican. 1779 (engraving)
7237430 The Belvedere Torso, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican. 1779 (engraving) by Cannetti, Giovanni Battista (1750-1810); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Belvedere Torso, Museo Pio-Clementino)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: WW1 poster for the U. S. Marines, 1917 (litho)

WW1 poster for the U. S. Marines, 1917 (litho)
7207160 WW1 poster for the U.S. Marines, 1917 (litho) by Leyendecker, Joseph Christian (1874-1951); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Lou barullaire le vagabond (drawing)

Lou barullaire le vagabond (drawing)
JEB4868111 Lou barullaire le vagabond (drawing) by Bernard, Valere (1860-1936); 26x35.5 cm; Palais de Longchamp, Marseille

Background imageView From The Back Collection: View from the rocks of South Bay and the Spa, Scarborough

View from the rocks of South Bay and the Spa, Scarborough
7243381 View from the rocks of South Bay and the Spa, Scarborough by Newnes, George (1851-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: View from the rocks of South Bay and the Spa, Scarborough)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Old Manchester: Thatched House Tavern, back of Market Street (litho)

Old Manchester: Thatched House Tavern, back of Market Street (litho)
7160622 Old Manchester: Thatched House Tavern, back of Market Street (litho) by Ralston, John (1789-1833); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thatched House Tavern, back of Market Street)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Le sower Drawing by Auguste Carli (1868-1930)

Le sower Drawing by Auguste Carli (1868-1930)
JEB4868632 Le sower Drawing by Auguste Carli (1868-1930) by Carli, Auguste (1868-1930); 26x24 cm; Palais de Longchamp, Marseille, France; © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2022

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Switzerland: A Peasant Type (b / w photo)

Switzerland: A Peasant Type (b / w photo)
7183402 Switzerland: A Peasant Type (b/w photo) by Gaberell, Jean (1887-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Peasant Type)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Rear view of the dress of a Milanese woman, 16th century. 1867 (engraving)

Rear view of the dress of a Milanese woman, 16th century. 1867 (engraving)
7234894 Rear view of the dress of a Milanese woman, 16th century. 1867 (engraving) by Lechevallier-Chevignard, Edmond (1825-1902); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Episodes of war, two French soldiers, one blinded and one wounded in the leg help each other

Episodes of war, two French soldiers, one blinded and one wounded in the leg help each other... (colour litho)
2815695 Episodes of war, two French soldiers, one blinded and one wounded in the leg help each other... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Nude (b / w photo)

Nude (b / w photo)
7181845 Nude (b/w photo) by Wendt, Lionel (1900-40); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nude. Illustration for Ceylon by Lionel Wendt (Lincolns-Prager, London, 1950).); © Look and Learn

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Drawing room chairs, 1811

Drawing room chairs, 1811
6339896 Drawing room chairs, 1811 by British School, (18th-19th century); (add.info.: Drawing room chairs, 1811. Richly carved with burnished gold and green bronze)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Drawing room chairs, 1814

Drawing room chairs, 1814
6339881 Drawing room chairs, 1814 by British School, (18th-19th century); (add.info.: Drawing room chairs, 1814. Rosewood with gilt ornament with stuffed seat and back 1)

Background imageView From The Back Collection: Mahogany sideboard and dining-room chair, 1810

Mahogany sideboard and dining-room chair, 1810
6339844 Mahogany sideboard and dining-room chair, 1810 by British School, (18th-19th century); (add.info.: Mahogany sideboard and dining-room chair, 1810)



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"View from the Back: Exploring the Intimacy and Intrigue of Artistic Perspectives" Step into a world where art unveils hidden narratives, as we delve into the captivating theme of "view from the back. " From delicate pencil sketches to vibrant oil paintings, this collection transports us through time and space, offering glimpses into intriguing stories. In "Female Nude, " created between 1900-1910, an artist's pencil delicately captures the curves and contours of a woman's form. The viewer becomes a silent observer, invited to appreciate beauty in its purest state. Moving further back in time, we encounter Caspar David Friedrich's masterpiece "The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. " Painted in 1817 with meticulous detail on canvas using oil paints, it presents a mysterious figure standing atop a misty landscape. Our gaze follows his perspective as he contemplates unknown horizons. Jumping forward to 1936 brings us to "Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool. " This oil painting on board immerses us in an atmosphere of leisure and relaxation. We observe her elegance from behind – perhaps catching her unaware or preserving her anonymity amidst tranquil surroundings. Rasmus Gaihede's work from 1882 takes us outdoors once again. In this black-and-white photograph titled "Two Male Nudes on a Rock, " two figures are captured against nature's backdrop. Their backs turned towards us evoke curiosity about their story – friends? Lovers? Or simply models posing for artistic exploration? Venturing even further back in history leads us to Titian's masterpiece "Venus, Two Satyrs and Cupid" painted between 1587-88. Here we witness Venus' enchanting allure as she engages with mythical creatures while keeping her own intentions concealed. A shift towards sculpture introduces Jean-Antoine Houdon’s exquisite creation - “Torso of a Youth” in bronze from 1928.