ACADEMY (Académies): Anton Raphael Mengs – Figure Study – Germany – 1748


Academic Figure Study (circa 18th century) – By Anton Raphael Mengs. (1728-1779), German, realistic red chalk drawing.


Anton Raphael Mengs was a painter and teacher, who was very active in art scenes of Dresden, Rome, and Madrid.

He did his painting in the Rococo period of the mid-18th century and became one of the artistic precursors to the school of Neoclassicism and Neoclassical painting, which later replaced Rococo as the most sought-after painting style in Europe.