Male Nude Model Drawing by Soares Dos Reis


The piece of the month of November chosen by MNSR’s social media followers is the Male Nude Model drawing signed by António Soares dos Reis, patron of the Museum, and dated 1884. The work stands out from an exhaustive survey of the sculptor’s drawings, existing in Portuguese public and private collections, and refers to a practice that the artist disseminated with the painter Marques de Oliveira at the Centro Artístico Portuense, in the middle of the 19th century. The drawing is presented by Paula Leite Santos, collection manager at MNSR.