Nude - Jean Angelou - c. 1910
  • Nude - Jean Angelou - c. 1910


    Period Silver Gelatin Print photograph


    Dimensions: 13.5 x 8.5 cm


    The picture is provided with a Passepartout but without a frame.

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      - The photograph is sold with a Passepartout and without a frame.

      - All the photographs are original vintage

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      Jean Agélou (1878–1921) is a French photographer of the 1910s and 20s, best known for his erotic and nude photographs made at the beginning of the 20th century. Agélou was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in October 1878.

      The 1900s marked a golden age of erotic photography, but photographers still had to exercised discretion and he signed his works “JA”. It took a long time before the true name of “JA” became known.

      He began publishing his work in the magazine L’Étude académique, which was theoretically intended for artists, but that had 20,000 subscribers, and subsequently published his own postcards. 

      Nudity in photographs was banned in France on 7 April 1908. Nudity disappeared from all journals and stock images were retouched, a veil or small providential panties were added and pubic hairs were brushed out.

      Nude images began to circulate clandestinely and producers had to act with discretion. Erotic pictures of Fernande were cherished by soldiers on both sides of the First World War.

      The photographs were made in the studio and natural light, the backdrops were made by painters who painted the decors.