Michael Murfin, (British b.1954), Regatta, 1982.
Michael Murfin, (British b.1954), Regatta, 1982.

Acrylic on canvas, signed and dated (verso), 90cm x 116cm, framed. Murfin has exhibited widely, both in the UK and internationally. His work is contained in many regional art galleries, as well as the Government Art Collection. £7,000

Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1942), Untitled, c.1905.
Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1942), Untitled, c.1905.

Mixed media (ink, watercolour and goauche) on paper, signed (lower left), 60cm x 43cm, framed. Calbet was a gifted artist and illustrator. The source of this suggestive illustration is unknown but it may relate Jean Lorrain, a gay novelist, for whom he worked. £3,250

Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1944), Conversation, c.1905.
Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1944), Conversation, c.1905.

Mixed media (ink, watercolour & gouache) on paper, signed (middle right) 42cm x 63cm, framed. Calbet was a gifted artist and illustrator, working in Paris. This illustration is wonderful depiction of Paris life before the war. £2,500

Gaston Goor, (French 1902-1977), Male Nude, 1952.
Gaston Goor, (French 1902-1977), Male Nude, 1952.

White chalk on black paper, signed and dated (lower right), 64cm x 47cm, framed. Goor was an artist working in France, who exhibited widely and whose work is mainly held in private collections. SOLD

Charles-François Sellier, (French 1830-1882), Preparatory Study for the Death of Leander.
Charles-François Sellier, (French 1830-1882), Preparatory Study for the Death of Leander.

Charcoal & white chalk on paper, signed (lower right), 45cm x 58cm, framed. Sellier specialized in mythological and historical subjects, as here with the Greek myth Hero and Leandor. £2750

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Anarchist, c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Anarchist, c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 44cm x 36cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism, at a time when homosexuality was illegal there. £1,750

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Gram (The Grief), c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Gram (The Grief), c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 44cm x 36cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism, at a time when homosexuality was illegal there. £1,250

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Mammon and his Slave, c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Mammon and his Slave, c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 36cm x 44cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism, at a time when homosexuality was illegal there. £1,500

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Das Gefühl der Abhängigkeit, (The Feeling of Dependence), c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Das Gefühl der Abhängigkeit, (The Feeling of Dependence), c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 44cm x 36cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism. £1,500

Friedrich Lossow, (German 1837-1872), Male Figure Study, 19th Century.
Friedrich Lossow, (German 1837-1872), Male Figure Study, 19th Century.

Pencil on paper, signed (lower left), 33cm x 38cm, unframed. Lossow came from a family of artists. His father was a sculptor and his brother Heinrich was a successful painting. £1,200

Franz Stassen, (German 1869-1949), Orpheus.
Franz Stassen, (German 1869-1949), Orpheus.

Lithograph on card, signed on the plate (lower left), 51cm x 64cm, framed. A German painter, draftsmen and illustrator. £750

French School, Academic Study, 1777.
French School, Academic Study, 1777.

Charcoal and red chalk on paper, signed 'M Paiou' (lower right) and marked 'pose du lundi, 3 Mars 1777', 40cm x 49cm, framed. Drawings and paintings of the nude, called "académies", were central to academic art training in France from the 16th Century onwards. £2000

English School, Male Portrait, c.1910.
English School, Male Portrait, c.1910.

Charcoal on paper, 52cm x 42cm, framed. £950

Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Figure Study, 19th Century.
Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Figure Study, 19th Century.

Pencil and white chalk on paper, signed (lower left), 30cm x 24cm, unframed. Douillard was a painter of religious subjects of note, and church frescos. He trained at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in the 1850s. £500

Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Portrait Study, 19th Century.
Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Portrait Study, 19th Century.

Pencil on paper, signed (lower left), 19cm x 24cm, unframed. Douillard was a painter of religious subjects of note, and church frescos. He trained at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in the 1850s. £500

Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Hercule tue Hippocoon et ses fils (after Poussin), 1850.
Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Hercule tue Hippocoon et ses fils (after Poussin), 1850.

Engraving, 23cm x 52cm (plate size), framed. Gelée was a highly successful engraver working in France. He received the Prix de Rome for engraving in 1820. This work is one of a collection of 20 plates, which are held in the Louvre collection. SOLD

Bartolomeo Crivellari (Italian 1716-1777), Ceiling of Palazzo Poggi, Bologna, 1756.
Bartolomeo Crivellari (Italian 1716-1777), Ceiling of Palazzo Poggi, Bologna, 1756.

Engraving, 29cm x 37cm (plate size), unframed. Working in Venice in the 18th century, this engraving depicts part of the celing of the Palazzo Poggi, now part of the University of Bologna. £600

Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Torso d'après Pagniez, 19th century
Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Torso d'après Pagniez, 19th century

Engraving, 20cm x 17cm (plate size), unframed. The subject and pose in this engraving, is very similar to that of a famous male nude by Théodore Géricault. SOLD

Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Nudo #1, 1984.
Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Nudo #1, 1984.

Etching, signed (lower right) and marked 'trial proof #2' (lower left), 41cm x 37cm, framed. Provenance: a gift from the artist to Michael Leonard. Cadmus was a hugely successful American artist, whose work is contained in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum & Smithsonian Museum of American Art. £3,000

Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Arabesque, 1947.
Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Arabesque, 1947.

Etching, signed (lower right) and marked 1/10 of 2nd edition, 17cm x 17cm (plate size), unframed. Provenance: Jon F Anderson (Cadmus’ partner). Cadmus was a hugely successful American artist, whose work is contained in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum & Smithsonian Museum of American Art. £2,000.

Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Waiting for Rehearsal, 1984.
Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Waiting for Rehearsal, 1984.

Etching, signed (lower right) and marked 19/175, 28cm x 20cm, unframed. Provenance: Jon F Anderson (Cadmus’ partner). Cadmus was a hugely successful American artist, whose work is contained in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum & Smithsonian Museum of American Art. £2,000

Pietro Bettelini, (Swiss 1763-1829), Palamedes.
Pietro Bettelini, (Swiss 1763-1829), Palamedes.

Engraving, 40cm x 25cm (plate size), unframed. This engraving is after Antonio CANOVA (1757-1822) and Jean-Baptiste Joseph WICAR (1762-1834) and one of a pair of images, the other depicting the front view. £500

Jules Richomme, (French 1818-1903), Male Figure Study.
Jules Richomme, (French 1818-1903), Male Figure Study.

Engraving, signed in the plate (lower right), 47cm c 37cm, unframed. Richomme was an artist in the classical tradition, whose work here is being used a teaching aid in French schools. £450

Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s
Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s

Albumen prints mounted on card, 21.5cm x 14cm, unframed. The subjects in the pictures are posed as they would have been in the artists’ ateliers in Paris. They were sold as aids to artists, as a teaching aid in life drawing. £450

Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s.
Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s.

Albumen prints mounted on card, 21.5cm x 14cm, unframed. The subjects in the pictures are posed as they would have been in the artists’ ateliers in Paris. They were sold as aids to artists, as a teaching aid in life drawing. £450

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Reclining Nude (Mark Pagano), 1944.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Reclining Nude (Mark Pagano), 1944.

Silver print, marked 'M.W' & Ashby/Connolly collection (verso), 19cm x 23cm, unframed. Provenance: Monroe Wheeler & Ashby/Connolly collection. Lynes was a commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. £4,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), 'Orpheus' (Nicholas Magallanes & Francisco Moncion), 1950.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), 'Orpheus' (Nicholas Magallanes & Francisco Moncion), 1950.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 22cm x 19cm, unframed. Lynes was a commerical photographer, who also produced male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Orpheus was choreographed by Balanchine, with music by Stravinsky. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Study from Ballet Orpheus (Nicholas Magallanev & Francisco Moncion), 1948.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Study from Ballet Orpheus (Nicholas Magallanev & Francisco Moncion), 1948.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 20cm x 23.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a commerical photographer, who also produced male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Orpheus was choreographed by Balanchine, with music by Stravinsky. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.

Silver print, 18cm x 11.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Concerned his work would be destroyed when he died, he left a large body of it to the Kinsey Institute. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.

Silver print, 19.5cm x 12.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Concerned his work would be destroyed when he died, he left a large body of it to the Kinsey Institute. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Edulji Dinshaw, 1937.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Edulji Dinshaw, 1937.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 23cm x 18.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Dinshaw was also painted by Pavel Tchelitchew, £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Man (J Sellers) with Tattoos, c.1950.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Man (J Sellers) with Tattoos, c.1950.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 19.5cm x 24cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Concerned his work would be destroyed when he died, he left a large body of it to the Kinsey Institute. £1,750

Paul Tanqueray, (British 1905-1991), Portrait of Richard Shakespeare, 1936.
Paul Tanqueray, (British 1905-1991), Portrait of Richard Shakespeare, 1936.

Vintage bromide print, signed and incribed to the sitter, 25cm x 19cm, unframed. Tanqueray worked in London, and for s short time employed Cecil Beaton as his studio assistant. The sitter in this image was his studio assistant. £650

Jury Rupin, (Soviet/Ukraine 1946-2008), Sauna 03, 1972.
Jury Rupin, (Soviet/Ukraine 1946-2008), Sauna 03, 1972.

Silver print, signed, titled and marked 1/5, 1972 (verso), 19cm x 28cm, unframed. Repin’s photography captured life under Soviet Russia. He exhibited extensively internationally. £475

Colin Jones, (British b.1936), Miner Taking a Shower, Dulais Valley, South Wales, 1965.
Colin Jones, (British b.1936), Miner Taking a Shower, Dulais Valley, South Wales, 1965.

Silver print, studio stamp and title (verso), 30.5cm x 20cm, unframed. Jones is an English ballet dancer-turned-photographer and prolific photojournalist of post-war Britain. He documented diverse areas of social history; here, mining communities in Wales. SOLD

Kurt Reichert, (German 1906-1946(?)), Male Nude, c.1935.
Kurt Reichert, (German 1906-1946(?)), Male Nude, c.1935.

Vintage bromide print, 18cm x 12.5cm, unframed. Reichert’s work, along with that of Gerhard Riebicke, is part of a movement of German photographers who focused on the male athletic body after the WW1. £500

Earl Forbes, (American active 1930-40s), Male Nude at Fire Island, c.1940s.
Earl Forbes, (American active 1930-40s), Male Nude at Fire Island, c.1940s.

Vintage bromide print, 25cm x 20cm, unframed. Earl Forbes was an American photographer, primarily active pre-war, who produced highly regarded male physique photography. Unusually for Forbes, this photograoh is outside the studio. £750

German School, Male Athlete Training, c.1930s.
German School, Male Athlete Training, c.1930s.

Vintage bromide print, 24cm x 17cm, unframed. Although unattributed, this photograph is similar to the work of Gerhard Riebicke and Kurt Reichert, who focused on the male athletic body in the interwar years in Germany. £550.

Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s
Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s

Vintage bromide print, 23.5cm x 16cm, unframed. Studio Arax produced work from the 1930s to the 1950s in Paris, featuring classic images of young men, with perfect physiques. £400

Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s
Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s

Vintage bromide print, studio stamp (recto), 23.5cm x 17cm, unframed. Studio Arax produced work from the 1930s to the 1950s in Paris, featuring classic images of young men, with perfect physiques. £400

Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Untitled, c.1975.
Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Untitled, c.1975.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 19cm x 19cm, unframed. Known for his staged surrealism and exposition of the human body Tress cites his influences as Hokusai, Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso, El Lissitzky, Duane Michaels and W Eugene Smith. SOLD

Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Bowling Fantasy, c.1970.
Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Bowling Fantasy, c.1970.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 19cm x 19cm, unframed. Known for his staged surrealism and exposition of the human body, Tress cites his influences as Hokusai, Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso, El Lissitzky, Duane Michaels and W Eugene Smith. £950.

Michael Murfin, (British b.1954), Regatta, 1982.
Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1942), Untitled, c.1905.
Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1944), Conversation, c.1905.
Gaston Goor, (French 1902-1977), Male Nude, 1952.
Charles-François Sellier, (French 1830-1882), Preparatory Study for the Death of Leander.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Anarchist, c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Gram (The Grief), c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Mammon and his Slave, c.1896-1900.
Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Das Gefühl der Abhängigkeit, (The Feeling of Dependence), c.1896-1900.
Friedrich Lossow, (German 1837-1872), Male Figure Study, 19th Century.
Franz Stassen, (German 1869-1949), Orpheus.
French School, Academic Study, 1777.
English School, Male Portrait, c.1910.
Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Figure Study, 19th Century.
Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Portrait Study, 19th Century.
Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Hercule tue Hippocoon et ses fils (after Poussin), 1850.
Bartolomeo Crivellari (Italian 1716-1777), Ceiling of Palazzo Poggi, Bologna, 1756.
Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Torso d'après Pagniez, 19th century
Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Nudo #1, 1984.
Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Arabesque, 1947.
Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Waiting for Rehearsal, 1984.
Pietro Bettelini, (Swiss 1763-1829), Palamedes.
Jules Richomme, (French 1818-1903), Male Figure Study.
Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s
Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Reclining Nude (Mark Pagano), 1944.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), 'Orpheus' (Nicholas Magallanes & Francisco Moncion), 1950.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Study from Ballet Orpheus (Nicholas Magallanev & Francisco Moncion), 1948.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Edulji Dinshaw, 1937.
George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Man (J Sellers) with Tattoos, c.1950.
Paul Tanqueray, (British 1905-1991), Portrait of Richard Shakespeare, 1936.
Jury Rupin, (Soviet/Ukraine 1946-2008), Sauna 03, 1972.
Colin Jones, (British b.1936), Miner Taking a Shower, Dulais Valley, South Wales, 1965.
Kurt Reichert, (German 1906-1946(?)), Male Nude, c.1935.
Earl Forbes, (American active 1930-40s), Male Nude at Fire Island, c.1940s.
German School, Male Athlete Training, c.1930s.
Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s
Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s
Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Untitled, c.1975.
Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Bowling Fantasy, c.1970.
Michael Murfin, (British b.1954), Regatta, 1982.

Acrylic on canvas, signed and dated (verso), 90cm x 116cm, framed. Murfin has exhibited widely, both in the UK and internationally. His work is contained in many regional art galleries, as well as the Government Art Collection. £7,000

Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1942), Untitled, c.1905.

Mixed media (ink, watercolour and goauche) on paper, signed (lower left), 60cm x 43cm, framed. Calbet was a gifted artist and illustrator. The source of this suggestive illustration is unknown but it may relate Jean Lorrain, a gay novelist, for whom he worked. £3,250

Antoine Calbet, (French 1860-1944), Conversation, c.1905.

Mixed media (ink, watercolour & gouache) on paper, signed (middle right) 42cm x 63cm, framed. Calbet was a gifted artist and illustrator, working in Paris. This illustration is wonderful depiction of Paris life before the war. £2,500

Gaston Goor, (French 1902-1977), Male Nude, 1952.

White chalk on black paper, signed and dated (lower right), 64cm x 47cm, framed. Goor was an artist working in France, who exhibited widely and whose work is mainly held in private collections. SOLD

Charles-François Sellier, (French 1830-1882), Preparatory Study for the Death of Leander.

Charcoal & white chalk on paper, signed (lower right), 45cm x 58cm, framed. Sellier specialized in mythological and historical subjects, as here with the Greek myth Hero and Leandor. £2750

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Anarchist, c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 44cm x 36cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism, at a time when homosexuality was illegal there. £1,750

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Der Gram (The Grief), c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 44cm x 36cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism, at a time when homosexuality was illegal there. £1,250

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Mammon and his Slave, c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 36cm x 44cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism, at a time when homosexuality was illegal there. £1,500

Sascha Schneider, (German 1870-1927), Das Gefühl der Abhängigkeit, (The Feeling of Dependence), c.1896-1900.

Wood engraving on paper mounted on card, signed (lower right), 44cm x 36cm, framed. Schneider was an artist who achieved mainstream critical and commercial success in turn-of-the-century Germany despite its striking homoeroticism. £1,500

Friedrich Lossow, (German 1837-1872), Male Figure Study, 19th Century.

Pencil on paper, signed (lower left), 33cm x 38cm, unframed. Lossow came from a family of artists. His father was a sculptor and his brother Heinrich was a successful painting. £1,200

Franz Stassen, (German 1869-1949), Orpheus.

Lithograph on card, signed on the plate (lower left), 51cm x 64cm, framed. A German painter, draftsmen and illustrator. £750

French School, Academic Study, 1777.

Charcoal and red chalk on paper, signed 'M Paiou' (lower right) and marked 'pose du lundi, 3 Mars 1777', 40cm x 49cm, framed. Drawings and paintings of the nude, called "académies", were central to academic art training in France from the 16th Century onwards. £2000

English School, Male Portrait, c.1910.

Charcoal on paper, 52cm x 42cm, framed. £950

Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Figure Study, 19th Century.

Pencil and white chalk on paper, signed (lower left), 30cm x 24cm, unframed. Douillard was a painter of religious subjects of note, and church frescos. He trained at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in the 1850s. £500

Alexis Douillard, (French 1835-1905), Portrait Study, 19th Century.

Pencil on paper, signed (lower left), 19cm x 24cm, unframed. Douillard was a painter of religious subjects of note, and church frescos. He trained at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in the 1850s. £500

Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Hercule tue Hippocoon et ses fils (after Poussin), 1850.

Engraving, 23cm x 52cm (plate size), framed. Gelée was a highly successful engraver working in France. He received the Prix de Rome for engraving in 1820. This work is one of a collection of 20 plates, which are held in the Louvre collection. SOLD

Bartolomeo Crivellari (Italian 1716-1777), Ceiling of Palazzo Poggi, Bologna, 1756.

Engraving, 29cm x 37cm (plate size), unframed. Working in Venice in the 18th century, this engraving depicts part of the celing of the Palazzo Poggi, now part of the University of Bologna. £600

Antoine Gelée, (French 1796-1860), Torso d'après Pagniez, 19th century

Engraving, 20cm x 17cm (plate size), unframed. The subject and pose in this engraving, is very similar to that of a famous male nude by Théodore Géricault. SOLD

Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Nudo #1, 1984.

Etching, signed (lower right) and marked 'trial proof #2' (lower left), 41cm x 37cm, framed. Provenance: a gift from the artist to Michael Leonard. Cadmus was a hugely successful American artist, whose work is contained in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum & Smithsonian Museum of American Art. £3,000

Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Arabesque, 1947.

Etching, signed (lower right) and marked 1/10 of 2nd edition, 17cm x 17cm (plate size), unframed. Provenance: Jon F Anderson (Cadmus’ partner). Cadmus was a hugely successful American artist, whose work is contained in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum & Smithsonian Museum of American Art. £2,000.

Paul Cadmus, (American 1904-1999), Waiting for Rehearsal, 1984.

Etching, signed (lower right) and marked 19/175, 28cm x 20cm, unframed. Provenance: Jon F Anderson (Cadmus’ partner). Cadmus was a hugely successful American artist, whose work is contained in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum & Smithsonian Museum of American Art. £2,000

Pietro Bettelini, (Swiss 1763-1829), Palamedes.

Engraving, 40cm x 25cm (plate size), unframed. This engraving is after Antonio CANOVA (1757-1822) and Jean-Baptiste Joseph WICAR (1762-1834) and one of a pair of images, the other depicting the front view. £500

Jules Richomme, (French 1818-1903), Male Figure Study.

Engraving, signed in the plate (lower right), 47cm c 37cm, unframed. Richomme was an artist in the classical tradition, whose work here is being used a teaching aid in French schools. £450

Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s

Albumen prints mounted on card, 21.5cm x 14cm, unframed. The subjects in the pictures are posed as they would have been in the artists’ ateliers in Paris. They were sold as aids to artists, as a teaching aid in life drawing. £450

Louis Jean-Baptiste Igout, (French 1837-1881), 16 Academic Studies, c.1870s.

Albumen prints mounted on card, 21.5cm x 14cm, unframed. The subjects in the pictures are posed as they would have been in the artists’ ateliers in Paris. They were sold as aids to artists, as a teaching aid in life drawing. £450

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Reclining Nude (Mark Pagano), 1944.

Silver print, marked 'M.W' & Ashby/Connolly collection (verso), 19cm x 23cm, unframed. Provenance: Monroe Wheeler & Ashby/Connolly collection. Lynes was a commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. £4,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), 'Orpheus' (Nicholas Magallanes & Francisco Moncion), 1950.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 22cm x 19cm, unframed. Lynes was a commerical photographer, who also produced male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Orpheus was choreographed by Balanchine, with music by Stravinsky. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Study from Ballet Orpheus (Nicholas Magallanev & Francisco Moncion), 1948.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 20cm x 23.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a commerical photographer, who also produced male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Orpheus was choreographed by Balanchine, with music by Stravinsky. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.

Silver print, 18cm x 11.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Concerned his work would be destroyed when he died, he left a large body of it to the Kinsey Institute. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Mel Fellini with a Polar Bear Rug, c.1940s.

Silver print, 19.5cm x 12.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Concerned his work would be destroyed when he died, he left a large body of it to the Kinsey Institute. £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Edulji Dinshaw, 1937.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 23cm x 18.5cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Dinshaw was also painted by Pavel Tchelitchew, £2,000

George Platt Lynes, (American 1907-1955), Man (J Sellers) with Tattoos, c.1950.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 19.5cm x 24cm, unframed. Lynes was a fashion and commerical photographer, who was also a pioneer of male nude and homoerotic photography in 30s & 40s. Concerned his work would be destroyed when he died, he left a large body of it to the Kinsey Institute. £1,750

Paul Tanqueray, (British 1905-1991), Portrait of Richard Shakespeare, 1936.

Vintage bromide print, signed and incribed to the sitter, 25cm x 19cm, unframed. Tanqueray worked in London, and for s short time employed Cecil Beaton as his studio assistant. The sitter in this image was his studio assistant. £650

Jury Rupin, (Soviet/Ukraine 1946-2008), Sauna 03, 1972.

Silver print, signed, titled and marked 1/5, 1972 (verso), 19cm x 28cm, unframed. Repin’s photography captured life under Soviet Russia. He exhibited extensively internationally. £475

Colin Jones, (British b.1936), Miner Taking a Shower, Dulais Valley, South Wales, 1965.

Silver print, studio stamp and title (verso), 30.5cm x 20cm, unframed. Jones is an English ballet dancer-turned-photographer and prolific photojournalist of post-war Britain. He documented diverse areas of social history; here, mining communities in Wales. SOLD

Kurt Reichert, (German 1906-1946(?)), Male Nude, c.1935.

Vintage bromide print, 18cm x 12.5cm, unframed. Reichert’s work, along with that of Gerhard Riebicke, is part of a movement of German photographers who focused on the male athletic body after the WW1. £500

Earl Forbes, (American active 1930-40s), Male Nude at Fire Island, c.1940s.

Vintage bromide print, 25cm x 20cm, unframed. Earl Forbes was an American photographer, primarily active pre-war, who produced highly regarded male physique photography. Unusually for Forbes, this photograoh is outside the studio. £750

German School, Male Athlete Training, c.1930s.

Vintage bromide print, 24cm x 17cm, unframed. Although unattributed, this photograph is similar to the work of Gerhard Riebicke and Kurt Reichert, who focused on the male athletic body in the interwar years in Germany. £550.

Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s

Vintage bromide print, 23.5cm x 16cm, unframed. Studio Arax produced work from the 1930s to the 1950s in Paris, featuring classic images of young men, with perfect physiques. £400

Studio Arax (Paris), Male Physique Model, c.1940s

Vintage bromide print, studio stamp (recto), 23.5cm x 17cm, unframed. Studio Arax produced work from the 1930s to the 1950s in Paris, featuring classic images of young men, with perfect physiques. £400

Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Untitled, c.1975.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 19cm x 19cm, unframed. Known for his staged surrealism and exposition of the human body Tress cites his influences as Hokusai, Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso, El Lissitzky, Duane Michaels and W Eugene Smith. SOLD

Arthur Tress, (American b.1940), Bowling Fantasy, c.1970.

Silver print, studio stamp (verso), 19cm x 19cm, unframed. Known for his staged surrealism and exposition of the human body, Tress cites his influences as Hokusai, Frank Lloyd Wright, Picasso, El Lissitzky, Duane Michaels and W Eugene Smith. £950.

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