Antique 19th century French School painting of an academic male nude study. Oil on canvas. Full length portrait of a standing male nude posing in a studio interior. Good use of light and skin tones. Superb detail to the studio interior, the background includes student artwork/paintings, a studio bench easel, a shelf lined with bust sculptures and a skeleton model. A fine quality work, certainly by a very good artist. There is a signature to the back, monogrammed D.G. Dated 1882. Unframed. In good condition, some wear to the paint along the edges, mostly on the bottom as shown, and this can be hidden once framed. A tiny spot of paint wear on the hand as shown. Measures 32" x 21 1/4" width.