The Louvre, Paris, France

François Rude

Young Neopolitan Fisherboy Playing with a Tortoise, 1831-33

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Like Neoclassical sculpture, this rendition of a fisherboy is nude. Still he seems natural rather than an "ideal" as he sits on his net and smiles broadly as he teases the tortoise.

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