Tuesday, August 10, 2021

If He'd Been the Subject of a Nineteenth-Century Painting . . .

. . . Prince Valiant would have looked a lot like Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin’s “Male Nude, Seen From Behind,” don’t you think?

Of course, it’s the distinctive hair-cut that makes me think this. . . . That and the well-toned physique.

See also the previous posts:
In All Ways Different
Always In Demand
No Privacy
Captured, Stripped, and Bound
A First for Prince Valiant

Image 1: Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (1809-1864), “Male Nude, Seen From Behind.”
Image 2: Hal Foster (from page 500, September 8, 1946).

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